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MEMPHIS, TEXAS

Hall County Seat, Texas Panhandle
Hwy 287 and State Hwy 256
28 miles SE of Clarendon
64 miles SE of Amarillo
29 miles NE of Childress
Population: 2,479 (2000)

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Memphis Texas brick street
One of the brick-paved streets of Memphis
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

The county was named after Warren D.C. Hall who served as Secretary of War while Texas was a Republic. He was a lawyer from North Carolina before coming to Texas.

A timeline of significant events in Memphis' history

1889: land bought along the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway
1890: townsite platted - yet names were rejected by postal authorities until September of that year
1891: Memphis wins contested election for county seat against towns of Salisbury and Lakeview
1891: depot built after Memphians kept putting soap on rails to stop trains
1892: courthouse constructed
1901: Memphis gets telephone service
1906: town is incorporated
1912: Memphis gets their own Carnegie Library
1923: New courthouse built
1926: 50 miles of streets are paved with brick

Hall County Towns and Ghost Towns
  • Hall County Courthouse
  • Memories of the Hall County Courthouse by Wes Reeves
  • A Walk Around Memphis
    (Texas)

    Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
    Memphis Texas street crumbling exposed brick
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    Memphis Texas bank architectural details
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    Memphis Texas bank eagle
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    Welcome to Memphis Texas
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    Old Memphis Hotel, Memphis Texas
    Old Memphis Hotel, now a retirement house
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    Memphis Texas closed gas station
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    Memphis Texas movie theatre ticket booth
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    Memphis Texas Foxhall cotton company
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    Memphis Texas old brick building
    Memphis Texas Barber shop
    Memphis Texas Memphis Hotel fire escape
    Memphis Hotel fire escape
    Memphis Texas Feed store ghost sign
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    Texas Memphis Old loading dock
    Old loading dock
    Memphis Texas cafe and cotton
    Memphis Texas old house
    Memphis Texas water meter cover
    Hall county courthouse columns, Memphis Texas
    Hall County Courthouse
    More photos by Stephen Michaels

    More Memphis Landmarks & Attractions

  • Hall County Courthouse
  • Hall County Museum: On the Square - 6th and Main
  • Presbyterian Building: c. 1911
    A former church designed after St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. The church contains a pipe organ - one of only two examples of its type left in the United States.

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  • Memphis  Texas  former Presbyterian Church
    Presbyterian Building in Memphis
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2005
    Memphis Texas former Presbyterian Church sanctuary
    Former Presbyterian Church sanctuary
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2005
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    Memphis Texas old masonic lodge
    The old Masonic Lodge
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Memphis Texas bank
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    U.S. 287
    An old farm house east of Memphis.
    Photo courtesy Robert Vahle

    Hall County Towns and Ghost Towns
    County Seat - Memphis
    Hall County Courthouse
  • Brice
  • Estelline
  • Hulver
  • Lakeview
  • Lesley
  • Newlin
  • Plaska
  • Tampico
  • Turkey

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    Memphis Tourist Information
    Chamber of Commerce: 806-259-3144
    Website: www.webtex.com/memphis
  • Memphis, Texas
    Area Destinations:

    Clarendon
    Amarillo
    Childress
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