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FARWELL, TEXAS

Parmer County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3422'59"N 1032'18"W (34.382919, -103.038339)
Highway 84 and 86
47 miles SW of Hereford
94 miles SW of Amarillo
91 miles NW of Lubbock
21 miles NW of Muleshoe
on the state line with New Mexico
Population: 1,363 (2010) 1,364 (2000) 1,373 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Farwell is on land that originally belonged to the XIT Ranch. As the town grew more and more of the ranch land was sold. The last 39 acres of the ranch was sold as late as 1963.

1905: The townsite is surveyed
1906: post office was granted
1907: Parmer County organized - Parmerton loses status as county seat to Farwell
1908: Santa Fe builds a depot
1910: first school opened although classes had been held in a church - first bank closed (to reopen in 1912)
1917: permanent courthouse built
1920s: city's infrastructure is established with waterworks, roads and utilities
1950: Farwell incorporates
Farwell TX - 1936 Texas Centennial Marker
Farwell 1936 Texas Centennial Marker in front of the courthouse.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
More Texas Centennials
1936 Texas Centennial Marker:

FARWELL, TEXAS

Named for John V. Farwell and C. B. Farwell. Builders of the Texas Capitol, 1882-1888, in exchange for three million acres of state land. Founders of the XIT Ranch 1885.


Farwell, Texas Landmarks & Attractions

  • Parmer County Courthouse
  • Parmer County Jail
  • Farwell, Texas - Parmer County Courthouse & Jail
    This oil painting of the Parmer County courthouse and jail is hanging in the first floor of the courthouse.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
    Farwell TX - First National Bank Building
    The First National Bank building (right) across from the courthouse in Farwell.
    Photo Courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
    Farwell TX - Water Tower
    Farwell Water Tower
    Photo Courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
    More Texas Water Towers
    Parmer County Courthouse, Farwell, Texas
    Parmer County Courthouse
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2003

    Farwell Stories

  • Wester than Far West Texas: Oklahoma Lane's Senior Class Trip of 1936.

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