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CAREY, TEXAS

Childress County, Texas Panhandle
U.S. Highway 287
8 Miles NW of Childress
Population: 0060 (2000)

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Childress County Texas Carey Tx Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally the community was named Talulah after the area’s first teacher (1888) Talulah Collier. A post office was granted in 1896 and two years later the town was renamed by the railroad (the Fort Worth and Denver City) to honor Dan Carey, the railroad’s building foreman.

Carey managed to make it through the Great Depression intact, despite its small size. Reportedly 25 families lived here in 1940. The 1980 census showed 57 residents served by a lone store and the post office. Both the 1990 and 2000 census counted 60 citizens.
Childress County Texas 1940s map
1940s Childress County map showing Childress Arlie, Loco, Carey, Tell and Kirland.
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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