in a Pecan Shell
Ranchers had settled here as early as the
1880s. The community was first called Olds, but in 1905 a post office opened
under the name of Nogal, Texas.
The following year it was changed to Rogerstown, but that too, was short-lived.
the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway arrived in 1919 the post office submitted a
change of name to honor H. W. Farnsworth, the railroad director. The following
year the post office became Farnsworth and has remained Farnsworth ever since.
have never been too many people in Farnsworth. In 1925, the date for which first
figures are available, the count was a mere 25 residents. The town peaked after
WWII when 200 people called
it home. It declined slightly in the mid 1980s to 149 – the same figure for the
1990 census. The 200 count was 130.