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DARROUZETT, TEXAS

Lipscomb County, Texas Panhandle
State Highway 15
3.6 mile S of the Oklahoma State Line
18 miles N of Lipscomb
15 miles E of Booker
31 miles E of Perryton

Population: 303 (2000)

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Darrouzett Tx From A Distance
Darrouzett from a distance
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Platted at the junction of Plummer and Kiowa creeks, the town had been originally named Lourwood after Opal Lourwood, the first child born there. Things took off in 1919-20 when the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway was completed. About that time Lourwood was renamed after Texas legislator John Louis Darrouzett, who was also a lawyer for the Santa Fe Railroad. People in Sunset, Oklahoma moved across the state line for the advantages that the rail connection provided.

By 1920 Darrouzett's population of 425 had their own school, two churches and the post office. The Darrouzett Cooperative Association was formed and by 1930 the town had several grain elevators built to promote the town as a center for grain. Darrouzett was once billed as "the best paved town per capita of the Panhandle." The 1984 population of 444 has declined to the present 303.
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Approaching Darrouzett
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Phillips Station
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Downtown Darrouzett
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Repainted Ghost Sign
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Water Tower
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