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ESTELLINE, TEXAS

Hall County, Texas Panhandle

34 32' 48" N, 100 26' 17" W (34.546667, -100.438056)

US 287 and State Hwy 86
14 Miles SE of Memphis the county seat
15 Miles NW of Childress
30 Miles E of Turkey
102 miles SE of Amarillo
SE of Goodnight
ZIP code 79233
Area code 806
Population: 129 Est. (2019)
145 (2010) 168 (2000) 194 (1990)

Estelline, Texas Area Hotels:
Childress Hotels | Memphis Hotels

Estelline Tx - Diner
Classic Diner
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally part of the Diamond Tail Ranch, Estelline was named after the daughter of a local resident (Estelle de Shields) and founded by the Wright Brothers (Elam and Math) in 1892. With the arrival of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Estelline became a shipping point for cattle driven in from Paducah and Silverton.

A post office was opened that same year (1892) and within two years the town had a school, two hotels and a cotton gin. An improved school (two stories) was built in 1909 and the town incorporated three years later when the population had reached 1,000.

In 1927 a branch of the railroad was built from Estelline to Plainview, but with the onset of the Great Depression the population decreased to about 600 by 1940 - the year that the city suffered fire damage. The 1980 population was 258 which has since declined to 145 people.

Estelline Texas - Estelline First Baptist Church
Estelline First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Texas - Estelline Methodist Church
Closed Estelline Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Churches

Estelline Texas - Lone business building
Lone business building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Tx Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Cotton / Cotton Gins

Estelline Tx - Tin Man Water Tower
Estelline's Tin Man Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Estelline Tx Abandoned House
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Tx Abandoned Building
Abandoned Buildings
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Tx Festival Park
Estelline Music Festival
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Tx City Limits
Estelline City Limits Population 168
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Estelline Texas city limits POP sign
Estelline City Limits Population 194
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2006

Road to  Estelline, Texas
The road to Estelline
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2006

Prairie Dog Fork of Red River, Estelline, Texas
Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2006


Hall County Texas 1920s Map
1920s Hall County Map showing Estelline
(S of Memphis, near Childress County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office



Take a road trip


Texas Panhandle

Estelline, Texas Nearby Towns:
Memphis the county seat
Childress
Turkey
Amarillo
Goodnight
See Hall County

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