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GOODLAND, TEXAS

Bailey County, Texas Panhandle
FM 54
37 Miles SW of Muleshoe
About 12 Miles W of Enochs
Just E of the New Mexico State Line
Population: 00010 (2000)

Goodland, Texas Area Hotels > Lubbock Hotels

History in a Sunflower Kernel

Ranching brothers named McKeloey of Fort Worth sold their ranch about 1924 and the town came into being. The name was a land promoterís dream, and indeed, there was a shift from ranching to agricultural crops like sunflowers, wheat, and sorghum. In 1940 the town had a population of fifty people and three stores. In 1980 Goodland had all the basic necessities for a small town - a post office, store, a grain elevator and a cotton gin.
1940s Bailey County map showing Goodland
(Below "B" in "B-A-I-L-E-Y". Near Cochran County line.)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Goodland, Texas
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