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TAHOKA, TEXAS

Lynn County Seat, Texas Panhandle
Highways 87 and 38
28 miles E of Brownfield
26 miles W of Post
30 miles S of Lubbock

Population 2,910 (2000) 2,868 (1990)

Tahoka, Texas Area Hotes
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Tahoka TX - 1916 Lynn County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Lynn County Courthouse

Tahoka History in a Pecan Shell:

Back in 1903 when the county was freshly minted Tahoka was made county seat with no competitors or rivals. Tahoka became the first town on the lower South Plains (south of Lubbock).

Tahoka had a respectable population of 786 for the 1920 census which grew to 1,620 ten years later. Tahoka continued to grow even as the county population declined. It increased to over 2,000 for 1940 and by 1980 it reached 3,200. But by 1990 it declined slightly, rebounding a bit to 2,910 for the 2000 Census.

Tahoka Landmarks:

Tahoka Tx - Pioneer Ranch Park
Pioneer Ranch Park
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Tahoka Tx - Pioneer Ranch Park Plaque
Pioneer Ranch Park Plaque
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Tahoka Tx Theater Bldg
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
The English Theater, Tahoka, Texas
The Rose Theater in Tahoka
Photo courtesy Billy Smith, July 2001
Tahoka Tx Theater building sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Tahoka Tx Tin Man Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Lynn County Courthouse
Tahoka Recreation
  • Double Lakes - 7 miles northwest of Tahoka
  • Tahoka Lake - 5 miles northeast of Tahoka
  • Mound Lake - on the Lynn-Terry county line
  • Twin Lakes - southwest of Tahoka
  • Guthrie Lake - southwest of Tahoka

    Tahoka Neartby Destinations:
    Brownfield
    - Brownfield Hotels
    Post - Post Hotels
    Lubbock - Lubbock Hotels
  • Tahoka High School, Texas
    Tahoka High School
    1908 postcard courtesy texasoldphotos.com
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    Hotel Lynn in Tahoka, Texas
    Hotel Lynn in Tahoka
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    Tahoka, Texas
    Area Destinations:

    Brownfield
    Post
    Lubbock
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