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WAKA, TEXAS

Ochiltree County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 15
12 miles W of Ochiltree
22 miles SW of Perryton
A few miles NE of Spearman

Population: 145 (1990)

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Highway 15 Waka Texas City limit
Highway 15 Waka City limit
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Wawaka when it was settled in 1885, the town later moved (1919) three miles north to be on the railroad - in this case, the Panhandle and Santa Fe.

The railroad's designation for the stop was Burnside, but after Wawaka residents moved everything to the new location it was renamed Waka. The official postal address remained Burnside until 1927.

Ancestors of the Wawaka's founder - J. N. Stump still live in the area.

Waka Tx grain elevators
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
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Lion's Club in Waka
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1907 Ochiltree and Lipscomb County Texas postal map
1907 Ochiltree County postal map showing Waka as Wawaka
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Waka, Texas
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