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HUNTOON, TEXAS

Ochiltree County, Texas Panhandle

Highway 15
5 Miles W of Booker
10 Miles E of Perryton
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

The namesake of Huntoon is Joel Huntoon, who is listed in the Handbook of Texas as a former director of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad.

The railroad arrived here in 1919 and a post office was granted in 1921. The next event mentioned is the construction of a general store and a grain elevator built in the late 1920s. When the Great Depression hit, Huntoon lost its store and post office. Residents had to travel the five miles to Booker for groceries. Huntoon's school merged with Booker. The last population figure for the town was in 1990 when 21 people were counted.

HUNTOON, TEXAS

by David Knape

If you speed too fast
you'll miss Huntoon,
with only 21 people
you're through real soon,
They don't have a store
nor even a saloon,
jackrabbits now inhabit
what's left of Huntoon!

~d.knape

Huntoon, TX Ochiltree County 1937 postmark
Huntoon, TX Ochiltree County 1937 postmark
Postcard cancelled with Huntoon, TX 1937 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
1907 Ochiltree and Lipscomb County Texas postal map
Ochiltree County 1920s map showing Huntoon
Courtesy Texas Land Office
Huntoon, Texas
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