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TAHOKA, TEXAS


Lynn County
Seat, Texas Panhandle

339'57"N 10147'58"W (33.165804, -101.799315)

Highways 87 and 38
28 miles E of Brownfield
26 miles W of Post
30 miles S of Lubbock
ZIP code 79373
Area code 806
Population: 2,649 Est. (2019)
2,673 (2010) 2,910 (2000) 2,868 (1990)

Tahoka, Texas Area Hotels ›
Brownfield Hotels | Lubbock Hotels

Tahoka TX - Downtown 1912 photo
Tahoka, Texas downtown, circa 1912
Click on image to enlarge
Old Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection
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History in a Pecan Shell

Back in 1903 when the county was freshly minted Tahoka was made county seat with no competitors or rivals. Tahoka became the first town on the lower South Plains (south of Lubbock).

Tahoka had a respectable population of 786 for the 1920 census which grew to 1,620 ten years later. Tahoka continued to grow even as the county population declined. It increased to over 2,000 for 1940 and by 1980 it reached 3,200. But by 1990 it declined slightly, rebounding a bit to 2,910 for the 2000 Census.

Tahoka, Texas Landmarks:


Tahoka TX - 1916 Lynn County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Lynn County Courthouse


Tahoka Tx - Pioneer Ranch Park
Pioneer Ranch Park
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009


Tahoka Tx - Pioneer Ranch Park Plaque
Pioneer Ranch Park Plaque
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009


Tahoka Tx Theater Bldg
The Theater Building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009


 Tahoka, Texas - The English Theater
The English Theater
Photo courtesy Billy Smith, July 2001


Tahoka Tx Theater building sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Tahoka High School, Texas
Tahoka High School
1908 postcard courtesy texasoldphotos.com
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Hotel Lynn in Tahoka, Texas
Hotel Lynn in Tahoka
1908 postcard courtesy texasoldphotos.com
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Tahoka Tx Tin Man Water Tower
Tahoka Tin Man Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
More Texas Water Towers


Tahoka, Texas Recreation

  • Double Lakes - 7 miles NW of Tahoka
  • Tahoka Lake - 5 miles NE of Tahoka
  • Mound Lake - on the Lynn-Terry county line
  • Twin Lakes - SW of Tahoka
  • Guthrie Lake - SW of Tahoka

  • Tahoka, Texas, Lynn County, 1912 Postmark
    Tahoka, Texas 1912 canceled postmark
    Courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


    Lynn County TX 1920s map
    Lynn County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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    Tahoka, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Post | Gail | Lamesa | Brownfield | Lubbock

    See Lynn County
    Lubbock County (N) Garza County (E) Borden County (SE) Dawson County (S) Terry County (W) Hockley County (NW)

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    Brownfield Hotels | Post Hotels | Lubbock Hotels | More Hotels

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