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PEP, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

33° 48' 58" N, 102° 33' 30" W (33.816111, -102.558333)
FM 303 near Lamb County line
NW of Levelland
SW of Littlefield
Population: 50 (estimate 1990)

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Pep Tx Cross Road Sign
Almost there
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Once part of the Yellow House Ranch division of the huge XIT Ranch, it passed through the Littlefield estate before being sold in 1924.

Much of the land was bought by German-Americans hoping to start a German Catholic Colony. The first church in the county was constructed in 1930 and the name of the pastor (the Reverand Francis Ledwig) was Pep’s first name. But when the post office was applied for in 1936, the name Ledwig was rejected. Pep – being a Depression-era superlative – was chosen instead.

The population estimate in 1950 was 60 residents – which has slowly declined to 50 for the 1990 census.


Photographer's Note:
Pep is a long ways from anywhere. It is in the northwest corner of Hockley County on FM 303, 3/4 miles south of the Hockley/Lamb County Line. - Barclay Gibson
Pep Tx Road Sign
Entering Pep
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Pep Tx Church
Church in Pep
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Pep Tx Post Office
Pep Post Office, TX 79353
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Pep Texas - Pep Grade School
The 1932 Pep Elementary School
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Pep Texas - Pep School cornerstone
Pep School cornerstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Pep Tx - Pep High School
Pep High School
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Pep Tx - St Philips Cemetery
St Philips Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Pep Tx Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Pep Tx Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Pep Tx Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
Pep Tx Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
1940s Hockley County Texas map
1940s Hockley County map showing Pep
(Just below Lamb County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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Pep, Texas Nearby Towns:
Llevelland | Morton | Pettit |
Lubbock | Littlefield
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