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BIG SQUARE, TEXAS

Castro County, Texas Panhandle
FM 145
15 Miles SW of Dimmitt
SW of Amarillo
Population: Unknown


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History on a Pinhead

Settled in 1908 by the M. L. Stiles family of Iowa, the community got its name after the “big square” two-story houses that the Stiles’ family favored.

Other families joined the Stiles and by 1910 the community was granted a post office. It remained open through 1920.

The first schoolhouse was replaced by a brick building in 1920 and in turn, that was replaced in 1939. In 1945, Big Square's school was consolidated with those in Dimmitt and Spring Lake.
Big Square TX Castro County 1911 Postmark info
Big Square TX Castro County 1911 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Big Square TX 1911 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Castro County TX 1920 Map
1920s Castro County Map showing Big Square
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Big Square, Texas
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