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ANTON, TEXAS

Extreme NE corner of Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

33 48' 40" N, 102 9' 50" W (33.811111, -102.163889)

US 84, FM 168 and FM 597
18 miles NE of Levelland the county seat
25 miles NW of Lubbock
12 miles SE of Littlefield
Population: 1,095 est. (2019)
1,126 (2010) 1,200 ( 2000) 1,212 (1990)

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Anton Tx - Tin Man Water Tower
Anton Tin Man Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town had originally been part of the Spade Ranch. After the ranch was subdivided in the 1920s, a town was platted alongside a spur of the Pecos and Northern Texas Railroad. J. F. Anton, a railroad executive was given the honor of having the new town named for him. On December 3, 1924, even while a sandstorm was hitting the town, over 200 lots were sold to eager buyers. A post office opened the following year and the town had its own newspaper, a hotel, cotton gin and four lumber companies to provide material for substantial growth.

The town incorporated in the late 1930s when the population was given as 400. By the 1960s this had grown to 1,368 residents who were supported by fifty businesses. By the late 1980s the population had remained about the same but the number of businesses had declined to only 14.

Anton Tx - Depot Community Center

Anton Community Center - Former Depot
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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Anton Tx Mural
Mural (of High School?)
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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Anton Tx Bank
"The Original Citizens State Bank"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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Anton Tx - Windmill
Windmill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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Anton Tx - Boothe Elevator
"Boothe Elevator"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

Anton Tx - Boothe Elevators
"Boothe Elevators"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

Anton TX - Boothe Grain Elevators and Rail
Boothe Grain Elevators and Rail
Photo courtesy Leaflet, wikipedia
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Anton Tx - City Limit Sign
Anton City Limit - POP 1200
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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Texas Panhandle

Anton, Texas Nearby Towns:
Levelland the county seat
Lubbock
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