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LUEDERS, TEXAS

Jones County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas

3248'1"N 9937'25"W (32.800152, -99.623651)

Hwy 6, FM 1597, at the Shackelford/Jones county line
On the Clear Fork of the Brazos River
19 miles E of Anson the county seat
21 miles W of Albany
19 miles SE of Stamford
North of Abilene
Population: 336 Est. (2016)
346 (2010) 300 (2000) 365 (1990)

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Lueders TX - Welcome Sign
Welcome to Lueders
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
History in a Pecan Shell

Frederick Lueders fought in the Texas revolution and was awarded land here as a bonus.

Early settlement began in 1877 with settler W. J. Herrington, but the Webb and Hill Land and Cattle Company started serious development in 1899.

The Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1900 and a post office was granted two years later.

Stone quarries provided building material and the town established cotton gins early on.

The population was a very respectable 700 by 1915 and it slowly declined to just over 400 in the 1980s. Lueders economy is based on livestock, horses, cotton and wheat.
Downtown main street, Lueders, Texas
Downtown Lueders
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Photographer's Note:
"Lueders Texas Downtown qualifies as a ghost town as I don't remember an operating business." - Mike Price, October, 2007
Downtown street scene, Lueders, Texas
Another downtown street scene in Lueders
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Lueders TX - Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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Lueders TX -  Oil Field Supply
Lueders Oil Field Supply
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Lueders TX - Closed gas station
Lueders
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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Lueders, Texas former store
Former store
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, May 2001
Lueders TX - Closed store
Closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Lueders, Texas brick building
A brick building in Lueders
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, May 2001
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Lueders Texas water tower
Lueders water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Lueders TX - City Limit sign
Lueders City Limit sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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Lueders, Texas Area Towns:
Anson | Albany | Stamford | Abilene
See Jones County | Shackelford County

Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas

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