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FIELDTON, TEXAS

Lamb County, Texas Panhandle

34° 2' 21" N, 102° 13' 24" W (34.039167, -102.223333)
FM 37 and FM 1072
On the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River
11 Miles SW of Olton
10 Miles NE of Littlefield
38 miles NW Lubbock
Population: 50 est. (2016) 126 (2000)

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Fieldton Tx - Closed Cotton Gin
A Closed Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Jaun Dell by Jim Pickrell, the community’s first storekeeper, the name was after his two granddaughters. In 1930 when a post office was opened, the name was changed. The present name is borrowed from portions of the names of neighboring towns Littlefield and Olton.

The first church (1926) built was a Union Church that served Baptists, Methodists, and the Church of Christ. The town received its first cotton gin (one of two) in 1931.

The 1940 census reported a population of 175 residents, which declined to 126 by 1980. It has remained at that level through 2000.
Fieldton Tx - Post Office
U.S. Post Office in Fieldton, TX 79326
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Fieldton Tx - Post Office sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Fieldton Tx Road Sign
Fieldton City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Fieldton Tx Road Sign
Fieldton City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Onward to Hart Camp

Photographer's Note:
"It is difficult to describe just where it is. Maybe it is best to locate Fieldton and Hart Camp is 4 miles southeast at the intersection of FM37, FM 168 and CR 222, at the southern end of the confluence of FMs 37 & 168.

No road signs..." - Barclay Gibson
Lamb County Texas 1940s map
1940s Texas State map showing Lamb County, Littlefield & Olton
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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