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PETTIT, TEXAS

Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

FM 303
12 Miles N of Llevelland
Population: (est. 26)

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Pettit Tx - Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009

History on a Pinhead

Named for rancher John Pettit who founded his ranch here (1922) on land previously owned by the famed Yellow House and Slaughter ranches.

The town’s first store opened in the mid 1920s and later that decade a gin was opened. A post office opened its doors in 1935 and the region had its own school district from the late 20s until the mid 1960s when it merged with Llevelland schools.

The postwar population remained below 100 and despite the founding of the Great Plains Boys Ranch in the late 1950s, the community has been in a slow decline since. In 1976 there was still a gin and a post office at Pettit. In 1980 the population was given as 26 and remained there through 1990. The town no longer appears on the state map and the 2000 population is unknown.

Pettit High School

Photographer's Note:
This is the school at Pettit Texas. Pettit is in northern Hockley County. The school was active from 1928-1964, when it consolidated with Llevelland
. - Stephen Taylor, October 08, 2008
Pettit High School TX
Pettit High School
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor
Pettit High School entrance TX
Pettit High School entrance
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor
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Pettit High School buildings
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor
Pettit High School Auditorium TX
Pettit High School Auditorium
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor
Pettit Tx - Collapsed School
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
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Pettit Tx - Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Pettit Tx - Cotton Gin Scale House
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Pettit Tx - Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
1940s Hockley County Texas map
1940s Hockley County map showing Pettit
(Above "O" in "H-O-C-K-L-E-Y")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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