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WELCH, TEXAS


Dawson County, Texas Panhandle

32 55' 35" N, 102 7' 38" W (32.926389, -102.127222)

Highways 137 and 83 and FMs 829 and 2053
10 Miles NE of Cedar Lake
19 Miles NW of Lamesa
64 Miles NW of Big Spring
21 Miles SE of Brownfield
ZIP Code 79377
Area code 806
Population: 222 (2010) 110 (2000, 1990)

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Welch Texas water tower
Welch water tower
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2005

History in a Pecan Shell

Welch has no 19th Century history. It began when storekeeper Charley Holden opened his grocery in 1924 when the community was still called "Shack Town."

Neighboring communities of Lou and Pride were absorbed in 1934 when a new post office was opened under the name of Welch. As the other towns declined, Welch grew. Area children attended schools in Welch which provided both grammer and high schools.

The origin of the name is not known, and the community has never exceeded a population of 200. From 185 people in 1949, it declined to 110 for the 1980 census, and increased to 222 in 2010.

Welch Texas church
A church
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2005


car mural in Welch Texas
A mural
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2005

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Texas Panhandle | North Central Texas

Welch, Texas Nearby Towns:
Lamesa the county seat
Brownfield
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