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IMPERIAL, TEXAS

Pecos County, West Texas
FM 1053 and FM 11
4 Miles S of the Pecos River
31 Miles NE of Fort Stockton
53 Miles SW of Odessa

Population: 428 (2000) 720 (1990)

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TX - Pecos River Horsehead Crossing
Horsehead Crossing
about 12-1/2 miles ESE of Imperial on the Pecos River

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

A post office and school opened here in 1910 and the town is said to be named after the Imperial Valley of California. Prior to the post office the community went by the name of Redlands. One Ben E. Bush laid out a townsite in 1911 and a small dam impounded water diverted from the Pecos River.

With an irrigation canal in place, an attempt was made to encourage settlement but the water had a high salt content which effectively killed that idea. The population was a mere 25 people in the mid-1920s which increased tenfold by 1949. By the late 1960s the population had mushroomed to nearly 1,000 residents, but has since declined to 428 - the number given for the 2000 census.
TX - Pecos River Horsehead Crossing sign
Sign to the Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
Imperial Tx Library
Imperial Public Library
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2006
Imperial Tx Water Tower
Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2006
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Imperia lTx Post Office
Post Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2006
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Imperial Through Truss Bridge floor beams,  Pecos River,  West Texas
Pecos River Through Truss Bridge
5.7mi almost due east of Imperial
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