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LAZBUDDIE, TEXAS

Parmer County, Texas Panhandle
At the crossroads FM 145 and FM 1172
About 18 Miles NE of Muleshoe
37 Miles S of Hereford
W of Plainview
About 22 Miles E of the New Mexico State Line

Population: 248 (2000)

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Sign to Lazbuddie Texas and Hart
Driving to Lazbuddie
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The name is an amalgam taken from the names of D. Luther “Laz” Green and Andrew “Buddie” Sherley, who opened the community’s first store in 1924. A post office opened inside the store two years later.

The land, which had been part of the immense XIT Ranch was sold in small parcels, to homesteading families, beginning in 1902. The town grew around the store and by 1930 Lazbuddie opened its second store. Three churches were opened in the thirties, although no population figures are available. After WWII the population was given as 75 residents.

The post office remains where it opened over 80 years ago – inside the original Lazbuddie store.

A Visit to Lazbuddie

Sign to Lazbuddie Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Lazbuddie Tx Corner Gas Station
The corner gas station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Lazbuddie Elevator. More Grain Elevators
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Lazbuddie Tx Cemetery
Lazbuddie Cemetery. More Texas Cemeteries
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