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EASTER, TEXAS

Castro County, Texas Panhandle
FM 2397
2 Miles E of FM 1055
S of Hereford
SW of Amarillo
Population: 000030 (2000)

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Castro County EasterTexas sign
Easter in Texas
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010
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History in an Egg Shell

William Frank Easter is the town’s namesake. Mr. Easter settled here around 1900 and in 1901 donated land for the first school. The school also served as the first church.

A new two-room school was built in 1919 bur after it was destroyed by fire in 1940, Easter’s students went to schools in Dimmitt. The old school site became a church and community center but eventually became a residence.

During the 1950s a grain elevator, and cotton gin gave Easter a skyline. Easter received its mail from Hereford and a new community center was built just west of town on FM 1055.

The 1990 census showed a population of 91 which has since dropped to a mere 30 residents for the 2000 count.

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Easter, Texas Today

Easter as documented by two photographers' visits:
Easter Texas - Gin
Cotton Gin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
On Texas Cotton & Cotton Gins
Easter Texas - Barn
Easter Texas Barn
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Easter Tx - Easter Fertiizer Sign
Easter Fertiizer Sign
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Easter Texas - Mill
Easter Grain Elevators
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Easter Texas - Quonset Hut Frame
Quonset Hut Ruins
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Castro County Easter TX Easter Grain
Grainy Easter Basket
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010
Castro County - Road sign to Hereford & Earth, Texas
This way to Earth and Hereford
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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