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LUEDERS, TEXAS

Jones County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 6, FM 1597, at the Shackelford/Jones county line
On the Clear Fork of the Brazos River
North of Abilene
19 miles E of Anson
21 miles W of Albany
19 miles SE of Stamford

Population 300 (2000)

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Lueders, Texas former store
A former store in Lueders
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, May 2001
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.
Lueders, Texas brick building
A brick building in Lueders
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, May 2001
Downtown main street, Lueders, Texas
Downtown Lueders
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Downtown street scene, Lueders, Texas
Another downtown street scene in 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
Lueders Texas water tower
Lueders water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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