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FINNEY, TEXAS

Hale County, Texas Panhandle

FM 788 and Interstate 27
6.5 Miles N of Plainview
Population: 0015 (1980-2000)

Finney, Texas Area Hotels > Plainview Hotels
Finney Tx - Closed Mill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

History on a Pinhead

The town dates from 1907 when it formed around a railroad switch off the Santa Fe mainline. Early history is unavailable at present, but it survived the Great Depression.

The earliest report on the town was 1945 when it was described as having a grain elevator, a store and gas station. No population figures are available until 1980 when the census reported 15 residents.


See A Section Foreman's Family - 1913 photos
Finney Tx - Missionary Baptist Church
Finney Missionary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Finney Tx - Closed Cotton Gin
Closed Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Closed Cotton Gin Moss Lint cleaner sign
Lint cleaner sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Finney Tx - Closed Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Finney Tx - Closed Mill scale house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Hale County, Finney ,TX - City Limit & grain elevators
Grain Elevator at the City Limit
Photo courtesy Eric Turner
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Finney, TX - sisters , section house
Dodson Sisters Ruth McBride and Mary Agenes Cochran at Finney
Photo courtesy Diane Garratt
1913 or 1914 photos:

"Ruth Dodson McBride was visiting her sister Mary Agnes Dodson Chochran and her family at Finney, Texas. Agnes's husband, Ray, was section foreman for the Rock Island Railroad. Agnes left several children when she died just after Christmas in 1927. This may have been the section house for the railroad.

... I thank you for a very enjoyable web site. I didn't know where Finney, Texas was until I came to your web site. So much good history there! " - Diane Garratt, June 18, 2017
"The sisters' children.
Left to Right: Ernest T. McBride, Jr. and his sister, Willa Mae McBride; the youngest child is Sonny Cochran.
I don't recognize the dog or older child." - Diane Garratt

Hale County Texas 1940s map
1940s Hale County map showing Finney (near Swisher County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Finney, Texas Area Towns:
Plainview
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