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PETERSBURG, TEXAS

Hale County, Texas Panhandle
FM 54 and FM 789
28 miles S of Plainview
33 miles NE of Lubbock

Population: 1,262(2000) 1,292 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

1891: Post office opens in SW Floyd County. Named for Zack and Margaret Peters.
1902: Post office moves five miles into Hale County when Ed M. White establishes his store.
1905: Cotton is planted for the first time.
1909: Town is platted was built through town in 1928.
1927: The town incorporates with a population of 200.
1928: The Fort Worth and Denver Railway arrives.
1949: The population reaches 500.
1960: The population reaches 1,400.
1970: The population reaches 1,300.
1980: The population reaches 1,633.
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