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WHITHARRAL, TEXAS

Hockley County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 385
10 Miles N of Levelland
14 miles S of Littlefield
NW of Lubbock

Population: 173 (2000)

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Witherall TX - Scraping the Church Windows
Scraping the Church Windows
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

1924 was Whitharral’s big year. Prior to that year, it had been ranchlands belonging to the Littlefield Ranch. In 1924 small parcels were sold to create farmsteads.

The name is an amalgam of the first and last names of Dr. Whitfield Harral, an early settler.

A store opened the following year and a school was built. In the first year three churches were established. Land was donated for a cemetery. A post office opened that same year (1925) and a high school was completed before the decade was out.

Early population figures are unavailable. After WWII there were 300 residents which declined to just 111 for the 1980 census. Whitharral entered the 21st Century with a population around 175 and the post office still serves the community.
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