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LITTLEFIELD, TEXAS


Lamb County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3355'02"N 10219'30"W (33.9173148, -102.3249022)

Hwys 84 and 385
FM 54
38 Miles NW of Lubbock
24 Miles N of Lleveland
ZIP code 79339
Area code 806
Population: 5,843 Est. (2019)
6,372 (2010) 6,507 (2000) 6,489 (1990)

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Littlefield Texas - water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

1912: town is planned along the Santa Fe RR tracks on what was George Washington Littlefield's Yellow House Ranch (a division of the XIT Ranch)
1913: lots are sold - depot built and school is constructed by the Littlefield Land Company
1915: town of Littlefield gets bank and library
1917: first newspaper - the Lamb County News is published
1924: Littlefield is incorporated
1926: Littlefield loses the "World's Tallest Windmill" in a storm
1935: town gets clinic and hospital
1946: becomes county seat over Olton



Littlefield, Texas
Attractions / Landmarks


Lamb County courthouse in Littlefield TX
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Lamb County Courthouse


Littlefield Tx -  Tallest Windmill
"Tallest Windmill" replica
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
See Texas Windmills

Littlefield has a replica of their famous windmill on Highway 84 and XIT Avenue. The original was 132 feet tall with a 12-foot blade - the replica comes close at a height of 114 feet.

See Wind and Water (or lack of it) by Mike Cox
Story of the drought and the tallest windmill



Littlefield, Texas' Namesake -

George W. Littlefield
The town of Littlefield has been spared disasters that set back or killed the progress of scores of West Texas towns. The generosity of the town's namesake (who later bequeathed his house in Austin to the University of Texas) in setting up a school and library during the first few years of the town's life no doubt added to the quality of life during the early history.

The Littlefield Bank Building in Austin is still a lynchpin of business on Congress Avenue and the former residence of George Littlefield - still with it's Victorian iron fence - sits on the campus of the University of Texas.

Littlefield Tx - George W Littlefield Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
George W. Littlefield


Littlefield Tx -  Municipal Building
Littlefield Municipal Building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Littlefield Tx Depot
Littlefield Depot
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Tx - Cowboy Statue
Cowboy Statue
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Tx Closed Grain Elevator
Closed Grain Elevator
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Littlefield Tx Closed Grain Elevator
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Tx - Grain House
Milling & Grain Inc.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Littlefield Tx -  Coca Cola Ghost sign
Coca Cola Ghost Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
See Texas Ghost Signs | Coca-Cola


Littlefield Texas - Littlefield Cemetery
Littlefield Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Texas - Closed Gas Station
Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Texas - Click's Trailer Park old neon
Click's Trailer Park old neon
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Littlefield Tx - Road Sign
Approaching Littlefield
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Littlefield, Texas
1930s Aerial Photos

Littlefield Texas aerial view, 1930s
Aerial view of Littlefield's Main Street - "Taken in late '30's, before the "new" post office was built. Taken either by my father or my uncle." - Joe, March 21, 2006


First Methodist Church, Littlefield Texas
The First Methodist Church

1930s photo courtesy Joe


First National Bank Littlefield Texas
The First National Bank in Littlefield

1930s photo courtesy Joe


Littlefield Texas watertower and cotton compress
Water tower and cotton compress

Circa 1930s photo courtesy Joe


Littlefield Texas Grain Elevators
Grain Elevators.
1930s photo courtesy Joe
 



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    "Palace Theatre in Littlefield, recently demolished"
    - Ned Fairbairn, December 19, 2006

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