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LIPSCOMB, TEXAS

Lipscomb County Seat, Texas Panhandle
State Hwy 305
60 miles NE of Pampa

Population: 44 (2000) est

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Lipscomb's new Fair Building built in 1947, Lipscomb Texas
Lipscomb's "new Fair Building" built in 1947. Still standing today.
1947 photo courtesy Rob McLain
Lipscomb Historical Marker (Junction of SH 305 & Spur 188) Text

Lipscomb, Texas History

Established, 1886 by settlers hoping to benefit from proposed Santa Fe Railroad in Panhandle. Post office was opened in 1886; Lipscomb Town Company sold land for $3 an acre in 1887. In first month, seven businesses started. When county was organized in 1887, Lipscomb became seat, named for A. S. Lipscomb, secretary of state in Republic of Texas and justice of State Supreme Court. Hotel from undeveloped town of Dominion was moved here, 1887. First courthouse was built in 1887. The first school -- in a church -- had 25 pupils, 1888. A new courthouse was erected, 1916.
(1968)

Lipscomb Landmarks:

Lipscomb County Courthouse, Texas
Photo courtesy Rob McLain, 2007
Lipscomb County Courthouse
Lipscomb Union Church, Texas old photo
Photo courtesy Rob McLain
The Lipscomb Union Church
Former Lipscomb County  Jail, Lipscomb Texas
Former Lipscomb County jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2003
Lipscomb School, Lipscomb, Texas
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor, May 2005
Lipscomb School
Old House in Lipscomb Texas
An old building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2003

Lipscomb Texas Forum

  • Subject: LIPSCOMB, TX MUSEUM
    The Lipscomb School House at one time housed the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum, but the Museum has a new building located on Hwy 305. - LaVaun Kraft, November 19, 2005

  • I believe that Lipscomb, Texas now has a dance area. People such as Frankie McWhorter (who is in the Western Swing Hall of Fame) and others perform there. John Erickson of "Hank the Cowdog" fame often appears in Lipscomb. - Ray Trosper, September 29, 2004


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