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ACUFF, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Lubbock County, Texas Panhandle
Farm roads 40 and 789
11 1/2 miles NE of Lubbock
Population: 30 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town's namesake - Michael S. Acuff arrived in the area around 1891 but the town didn't get their first school until 1902. A six-room brick schoolhouse was built in 1924. Acuff had its own post office from 1903 to 1912 and things have been pretty quiet since then. During the 1940s Baptists and Methodists shared the same church and the population swelled from (no figures available) to 50 people in the 1950s. It has since declined back to a more manageable population of 30.
Lubbock & Crosby County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Lubbock County postal map showing Acuff (NE of Lubbock)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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