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    PATRICIA, TEXAS

    Dawson County, Panhandle / West Texas
    State Hwy 349 and FM 703
    13 miles SE of Lamesa
    16 miles N of Tarzan (via FM 829)
    43 miles N of Midland

    Population: 60 (2010)

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    Patricia, Texas road sign, Dawson County
    Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Patricia isn't very old as far as Texas towns go. It only dates from 1923 when the town's name was changed from Natalie. It's thought that the name was in honor of a Patricia Hopkins who was a granddaughter of an owner of the Birge-Forbes Land Company. The postal authorities necessitated the name change to avoid confusion with Medina County's Natalia. The Birge-Forbes Land Company was way back East in Sherman, Texas, but they held a huge tract of Dawson County land. Matthew C. Lindsey was the company agent.


    The Town's Namesakes
    "In reading your info about Patricia, Texas I noticed that “no one knew who Natalie was” and thought I would help out! My aunt, Natalie (eldest daughter of Arthur and Hattie Hopkins), was the first namesake of the city but, as you commented, there was a fear of confusion because of the existence of “Natalia”. Patricia, her younger sister, then got the honor. Patricia passed away last year and we noted in her obituary that she had a West Texas namesake!" - Sincerely, Jayne Joiner Grimes Granddaughter of Arthur Hopkins, July 13, 2004

    Patricia, Texas Today

    "The current population of the greater Patricia community is still hovering at 60. Two recent additions to the business community are the Cougar Cafe and the recently organized Poco Crudo Longhorn enterprise." - Patricia Resident, June 16, 2011
    Patricia TX - Poco Crudo Longhorns
    Poco Crudo Longhorns
    Patricia TX - Poco Crudo Longhorn Brand
    Poco Crudo Longhorn Brand
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    Patricia TX Cotton Trailers for cotton stripping
    "Cotton trailers used for stripping cotton"
    Photo courtesy Kat Copeland @ kat designs, February 2007
    Blacksmith Shop, Paricia Texas
    Beam Blacksmith Shop
    Photo courtesy Kat Copeland @ kat designs, February 2007
    Braceros living quarters, Patricia Texas 1950s
    "Braceros living quarters during cotton harvests in 40's and 50's"
    - Photo courtesy Kat Copeland @ kat designs, February 2007
    Cotton harvesting equipment
    Cotton harvesting equipment
    Cotton harvesting equipment in Patricia
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
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    Patricia Texas street scene
    A view of Patricia
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
    Patricia's sign to Lamesa
    Patricia's Lamesa Sign
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
    Building in Patricia Texas
    Another view of Patricia
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
    Patricia sign to Midland
    The road to Midland
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp

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