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GUTHRIE, TEXAS

King County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3337'14"N 10019'22"W (33.621341, -100.8322)
Highway 82 and 83
96 miles E of Lubbock
31 miles E of Dickens
28 miles S of Paducah
34 miles N of Aspermont
Population: 158 (2010)

Guthrie, Texas Area Hotels > Lubbock Hotels
History in a Pecan Shell

1883: The Louisville Land and Cattle Company acquires land - W.H. Guthrie is major shareholder
1891: land surveyed - Ironically, Louisville Land and Cattle Co. pushes for Ashville to become county seat Guthrie wins the election - post office is granted - courthouse is built
1892: first school built - classes had been taught in the courthouse
1900: The Louisville Land and Cattle Company is bought out by the 6666 Ranch
1904: population reaches 101 - remains about the same number until 1950
1984: population swells to 140
1990: population reaches 160 and concerns are raised - emergency measures are discussed if climb continues.

Guthrie, Texas Chronicles

Gunfight in King County by Mike Cox
The wild shootout that interrupted the quietude of Guthrie one day in 1905.

Guthrie, Texas Landmarks

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
King County Courthouse
Guthrie TX 1894 King County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
King County Jail
First Baptist Church in Guthrie., Texas
First Baptist Church in Guthrie.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
More Texas Churches
6666 barn in Guthrie, Texas
A barn in Guthrie
Photo courtesy Greg Havilande, July 2004
King County Museum

The 1914 King County courthouse is now the county museum.

Photo courtesy Greg Havilande, July 2004

Guthrie, Texas Area Towns:
Lubbock | Dickens | Paducah | Aspermont
See King County | Texas Panhandle

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