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SUDAN, TEXAS

Lamb County, Panhandle / West Texas
Highway 84 (and FM 303)
40 Miles NW of Lubbock
12 Miles NW of Littlefield
8 Miles NW of Amherst

Population: 1,039 (2000) 983 (1990)

Sudan Area Hotels > Lubbock Hotels

Sudan Tx Rail Stop
Sudan Rail Stop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Sudan was once a part of the 77 Ranch. The town itself dates to 1917 and was located on a branch line of the Santa Fe Railroad.

The town's name is credited to the first postmaster, P. E. Boesen, but his reason for naming it remains a mystery. The post office was granted in 1918 when the town had fewer than 1920 inhabitants.

The population ballooned to 600 in 1925 - the year the town incorporated and the first newspaper (The Sudan News) was published. The population high-water mark was 1,336 in 1950.


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Subject: Sudan, Lamb County

I have made an almost life-long study of Texas post offices, and I absolutely love your prose (sometimes delightfully humorous) and photos of Texas' many small towns. Thank you!!! I did want to take a moment to share that although the article on Sudan states that the town's name origin is a mystery, its namesake is apparently sudan grass which has been grown as a commercial feed crop in the area. - Cheers. John J. Germann, April 15, 2014

A Visit to Sudan, Texas

Photographer's Note: A special little town with lots of personality but yet still definitely West Texas. - Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx Closed Church
A closed church in Sudan
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Grain Elavators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx Grain Elavators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx - Grain Elavator dock
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Sudan Tx Ghost Sign - Eat More Beef
Ghost Sign - Eat More Beef
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Sudan Tx Metal Street Sign Cowboys
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Sudan Tx Metal Street Sign Fishing
Sudan's metal street signs
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Sudan Tx Old Watering Trough Historical Marker
Old Watering Trough Historical Marker
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Sudan Tx Old Watering Trough
Old Watering Trough
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx - Sudan Hotel
Sudan Hotel
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx - Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Sudan Tx - Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx Graffiti
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Tx Closed Shop
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Sudan Tx city limit
Sudan city limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Welcome to Sudan Tx
Welcome to Sudan
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Sudan Texas
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