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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)

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Tahoka Tx Tin Man Water Tower
Tahoka Tin Man Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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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, Texas Landmarks:

Tahoka TX - 1916 Lynn County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Lynn County Courthouse
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 Building in Tahoka
Photo courtesy Billy Smith, July 2001
Tahoka Tx Theater building sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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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
1908 postcard courtesy texasoldphotos.com
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Tahoka, Texas Recreation

  • Double Lakes - 7 miles NW of Tahoka
  • Tahoka Lake - 5 miles NE of Tahoka
  • Mound Lake - on the Lynn-Terry county line
  • Twin Lakes - SW of Tahoka
  • Guthrie Lake - SW of Tahoka

  • Take a road trip

    Tahoka, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Brownfield | Post | Lubbock
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