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ACKERLY, TEXAS

Dawson County and Martin County, Texas Panhandle

US 87, FM 2002 and FM 2212
22 miles SE of Lamesa
23 miles NW of Big Spring
62 miles NE of Midland
Population: 222 (2010) 245 (2000)

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Ackerly TX - Sinclair Station
Sinclair Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
History in a Pecan Shell

The town had been part of the Slaughter Ranch before it was broken up and sold for small farms in 1923. Ackerly was named for it's founder, a Georgian named Paul Ackerly.

A post office opened in 1924 and a school district was formed. Because of the vastness of the area and the scattered children, the district included parts of Dawson, Borden, Martin, and Howard counties, but the school was built at Ackerly.

In 1948 the population was 500 with as many as four cotton gins operating at one time. The population had fallen to 317 by 1980 and the town declined further - reaching just 243 by 1990.

Photographer's Note:
"Nice little town. Lots of interesting subjects." - Barclay Gibson, July 2015
First United Methodist Church,  Ackerly, Texas
First United Methodist Church.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2004
Ackerly TX - Baptist Church
Ackerly Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Ackerly TX - Closed store
Closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Ackerly TX - Sinclair Station
Ackerly TX - Sinclair Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Ackerly TX - Garage
Garage
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Ackerly TX - Sinclair Sign
Sinclair Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Ackerly TX - Ackerly sign
Ackerly City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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TX - Dawson County map
Dawson County 1940s Map showing Ackerly
(near Borden & Howard County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Ackerly, Texas
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