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ABERDEEN, TEXAS (Collingsworth County). Aberdeen, in northeastern Collingsworth County, was a division headquarters of the Rocking Chair Ranch . The town was named for the earl of Aberdeen, one of the....
ACALA, TEXAS . Acala is on the Rio Grande and State Highway 20, thirty-four miles northwest of Sierra Blanca near the Southern Pacific tracks in southwestern Hudspeth County. It was founded before 192....
ACME TAP RAILROAD . The Acme Tap Railroad, only 1.51 miles long, was one of the shortest common-carrier railroads in Texas. It began and ended in Acme, Hardeman County, where for several years there w....
ACOL, TEXAS . Acol was a boxcar post office of the Angelina County Lumber Company ; the name of the office is an acronym of the company name. The Acol post office is associated with a site on the Sout....
ACUFF, TEXAS . Acuff is on Farm roads 40 and 789 ten miles east of Lubbock in east central Lubbock County. The town is said to have been named for Michael S. Acuff, who reportedly arrived in the area ....
ADMIRAL, TEXAS . Admiral is eleven miles southwest of Baird in central Callahan County. The community, established in the late 1890s, was granted a post office in 1897; Henry L. Buchin, an early settl....
ADOBE WALLS, SECOND BATTLE OF . The second battle of Adobe Walls occurred on June 27, 1874, when a buffalo hunters' camp, built in the spring of that year in what is now Hutchinson County, about a mil....
ADOBES, TEXAS . Adobes is located on Farm Road 170 and the Rio Grande near Arroyo Borracho, six miles southeast of Chinati in southwestern Presidio County. It developed as a farming community in the 1....
AFTON, TEXAS (Dickens County). Afton is on Farm Road 193 seventy miles east of Lubbock in north central Dickens County. Before 1891 a hunter named Patton camped near springs in the area that became kn....
AFTON, TEXAS (Fisher County). Afton is on Farm Road 92 five miles west of Hamlin in northeastern Fisher County. The area was settled by the Afton family in the late nineteenth century. About 1889 a sc....
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Cotulla, the county seat of La Salle County, is twenty-seven miles north of Encinal on U.S. Interstate Highway 35 in the northwestern part of the county. The town was named for Joseph Cotulla, a Polis....
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Vega, Texas is a small rural town just 30 minutes west of Amarillo. A great place to visit, Vega offers motels, RV parks, restaurants, museums, and shops. Enjoy the nostalgia of Historic Route 66, mee....