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GUTHRIE, TEXAS

King County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3337'14"N 10019'22"W (33.621341, -100.8322)

US 82 and US 83
93 miles E of Lubbock
31 miles E of Dickens
28 miles S of Paducah
60 miles S Childress
34 miles N of Aspermont
95 miles N of Abilene
117 miles W of Wichita Falls
ZIP code 79236
Area code 806
Population: 190 Est. (2019)
160 (2010, 1990)

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King County TX 1936 Centennial  Marker
The King County marker in the Road Side park about 2 miles NW of Guthrie on US 82.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

1883: The Louisville Land and Cattle Company acquires land - W.H. Guthrie is major shareholder
1891: land surveyed - Ironically, Louisville Land and Cattle Co. pushes for Ashville to become county seat Guthrie wins the election - post office is granted - courthouse is built
1892: first school built - classes had been taught in the courthouse
1900: The Louisville Land and Cattle Company is bought out by the 6666 Ranch
1904: population reaches 101 - remains about the same number until 1950
1984: population swells to 140
1990: population reaches 160 and concerns are raised - emergency measures are discussed if climb continues.

6666 barn in Guthrie, Texas
A barn in Guthrie
Photo courtesy Greg Havilande, July 2004



Guthrie, Texas Landmarks


Guthrie, Texas - King County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
King County Courthouse

Guthrie, Texas - King County museum Former King County courthouse
King County Museum
Former King County courthouse

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007

Guthrie TX 1894 King County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
King County Jail

First Baptist Church in Guthrie., Texas
First Baptist Church in Guthrie.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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Guthrie, Texas Chronicles

Gunfight in King County by Mike Cox
The wild shootout that interrupted the quietude of Guthrie one day in 1905.



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Paducah
Childress
Aspermont
Wichita Falls

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