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QUAIL, TEXAS

Collingsworth County, Texas Panhandle

3455'8"N 10023'13"W (34.918915, -100.386829)

Hwy 203 and FM 1547
14 miles NW of Wellington the county seat
16 miles E of Hedley
18 miles NE of Memphis
45 miles NW of of Childress
80 miles SE of Amarillo
ZIP code 79251
Area code 806
Population: 19 (2010) 33 (2000) 92 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The first settlers were the Atkinson brothers (W. I. and T. S.), who established their families in dugout homes in1890 and planted cotton.

A post office was established in 1902 and a school, store and cotton gin all began operations in 1904. A telephone wire strung on a barbed wire fence connected Quail with Wellington. In 1910 the Quail Feather was first published. A new school was built in 1927 and the town's population peaked in 1930 with 300 people.

Memphis Chamber of Commerce: 806-259-3144

Collingsworth County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Collingsworth County postal map showing Quail
NW of Wellington, SW of Shamrock, NE of Memphis
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Quail, Texas Nearby Towns:
Wellington the county seat
Aberdeen
Quail
Lillie
Dozier
Shamrock
Childress
See Collingsworth County
Wheeler | Gray | Donley | Hall | Childress

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