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PATRICIA, TEXAS

Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

32° 33' 16" N, 102° 1' 14" W (32.554444, -102.020556)
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)

Patricia, Texas Area Hotels > Midland Hotels | Lamesa Hotels
Patricia Tx - Beam Blacksmith Shop
Beam Blacksmith Shop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

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
See Texas Longhorn by Clay Coppedge
Patricia Tx - Closed HE Gin
Closed HE Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia Tx - Closed Patricia Gin
Closed Patricia Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia Tx - Closed Scale House
Closed scale house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia Tx - Closed gin store
Closed gin store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia Tx - Gin truck
A gin truck
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia TX Cotton Trailers for cotton stripping
"Cotton trailers used for stripping cotton"
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
See Cotton & Cotton Gins
Blacksmith Shop, Paricia Texas
Beam Blacksmith Shop
Photo courtesy Kat Copeland @ kat designs, February 2007
Patricia Tx - Closed store
Closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Patricia, Texas road sign, Dawson County
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool
More Texas Signs
Patricia Tx - Abandoned house
Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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


Patricia, Texas Area Towns:
Lamesa | Tarzan | Midland | Odessa
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