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LORENZO, TEXAS

Crosby County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 82 and FM 378
20 Miles E of Lubbock
15 Miles W of Crosbyton

Population: 1,372 (2000)

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Lorenzo Tx Street Mural of street scene with Barber Shop & Church
Mural of Lorenzo street scene with hotel, barber shop and church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Lorenzo Dow is the namesake of Lorenzo. Although he is mentioned as "an employee of the C. B. Livestock Company" he somehow managed to buy the land which soon became the town. Lorenzo's purchase was made one day after April Fool's Day, 1910. In July that year the Crosbyton-South Plains Townsite Company bought Lorenzo out and the town was platted the next year. The first train didn't arrive in 1911 - but it did pass through. Classes (taught in a store) began in September of 1911 and the town's post office also opened that year.

Incorporated one day after April Fool's Day in 1924, Lorenzo had a population of just over 700 by 1930. Most towns in Texas were decimated by The Great Depression which was surprisingly kind to Lorenzo. When the dust had settled (literally) after the Depression, the town had managed to retain 616 people. The population had increased to 935 people by 1950.

Consolidations combined the school districts of Pleasant Hill, Estacado, Robertson, and Farmer and eventually Lorenzo's District increased to 226 square miles.

The town's population has remained over 1,000 since the 1950s with the latest figure being 1,372.

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Photographer's Note:
One of those nice lazy West Texas Town one passes through without even realizing that people live there and call it home. - Barclay Gibson, August 03, 2009
Lorenzo Tx - Welcome Sign
Lorenzo welcome sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Lorenzo Tx City Limit
Lorenzo City Limit
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Lorenzo Tx Closed Business Building
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Lorenzo Tx - Street Painted Wall Mural of Corner Grocery Market
Mural of Corner Grocery Market
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Lorenzo Tx Street Painted Wall Mural of Man Reading Newspaper
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Lorenzo Tx Painted Wall Mural street scene- helicopter over post office, old gas statiion, water tower
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Lorenzo Tx - Lorenzo Mural Projects Sponsors
The Lorenzo Mural Projects
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Lorenzo Tx - Ghost Grocery Sign
Grocery Ghost Sign
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Lorenzo Tx School Building
Lorenzo School Building
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Lorenzo Tx Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
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Lorenzo Tx - Cemetery Entry
Lorenzo Cemetery Entry
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Lorenzo Tx - Cemetery Historical Marker
Lorenzo Cemetery Historical Marker
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Lorenzo Tx Cemetery Tile Headstone with Christ
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Lorenzo Tx Cemetery Tile Headstone
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Lorenzo Tx Faded  Water Tower
Lorenzo faded water tower
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