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FARNSWORTH, TEXAS


Ochiltree County
, Texas Panhandle

36 19' 16" N, 100 57' 59" W (36.321111, -100.966389)

Iintersection of State Highway 15 with FM376
10 Miles SW of Perryton the county seat
16 Miles NE of Spearman
ZIP code 79033
Population: 130 Est. (2019)
149 Est. (2010) 130 (2000)

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Farnsworth TX Outskirts Grain Elevators
Outskirts of Farnsworth
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Ranchers had settled here as early as the 1880s. The community was first called Olds, but in 1905 a post office opened under the name of Nogal, Texas.

The following year it was changed to Rogerstown, but that too, was short-lived.

When the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway arrived in 1919 the post office submitted a change of name to honor H. W. Farnsworth, the railroad director. The following year the post office became Farnsworth and has remained Farnsworth ever since.

There have never been too many people in Farnsworth. In 1925, the date for which first figures are available, the count was a mere 25 residents. The town peaked after WWII when 200 people called it home. It declined slightly in the mid 1980s to 149 the same figure for the 1990 census. The 200 count was 130.


Farnsworth TX  Grain Elevators
The only show in town
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010
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1907 Ochiltree and Lipscomb County Texas postal map
1907 Ochiltree County postal map showing Farnsworth as Rogerstown
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office



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