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LOU, TEXAS


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Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

17 Miles W of Lamesa the county seat
Population: 0

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History in a Cotton Boll

Born in 1906 with the arrival of the C. L. Gaultney family. The Gaultneys helped build a school and origanized what they hoped would be an enduring community.

R.B. Red, with the financial help of the Gaultneys, built one of Dawson Countys first cotton gin. A post office was granted in 1907 and the fledgling community grew around it. The post office closed in the late 1940s. The population was a mere 50 in 1945 and postwar relocation made Lou a ghost town eventually dropped from even county maps.

Dawson County TX 1920s Map
Dawson County 1920s map showing Lou NW of Lamesa
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Lou, Texas Nearby Towns:
Lamesa the county seat
Brownfield
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