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FARWELL, TEXAS

Parmer County Seat, Texas Panhandle
Highway 84 and 86
94 miles SW of Amarillo
91 miles NW of Lubbock
21 miles NW of Muleshoe
on the state line with New Mexico

Population: 1,364 (2000)1,373 (1990)

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Parmer County Courthouse, Farwell, Texas
Parmer County Courthouse
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2003
History in a Pecan Shell
Farwell is on land that originally belonged to the XIT ranch. As the town grew more and more of the ranch land was sold. The last 39 acres of the ranch was sold as late as 1963.

1905: The townsite is surveyed
1906: post office was granted
1907: Parmer County organized - Parmerton loses status as county seat to Farwell
1908: Santa Fe builds a depot
1910: first school opened although classes had been held in a church - first bank closed (to reopen in 1912)
1917: permanent courthouse built
1920s: city's infrastructure is established with waterworks, roads and utilities
1950: Farwell incorporates

Farwell Attractions

  • Parmer County Courthouse
  • Parmer County Jail
  • Farwell Stories
  • Wester than Far West Texas: Oklahoma Lane's Senior Class Trip of 1936.
  • Parmer County Towns & Ghost Towns
    County Seat - Farwell
    Parmer County Courthouse
  • Black
  • Bovina
  • Bula
  • Friona
  • Hub
  • Lariat
  • Lazbuddie
  • Oklahoma Lane
  • Parmerton - Former County Seat

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