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LENORAH, TEXAS

Martin County, West Texas / Panhandle

32 18' 16" N, 101 52' 34" W (32.304444, -101.876111)
Ranch Road 87
13 Miles NW of Stanton
About 25 Miles W of Big Spring
Population: 70 (2000)

Lenorah, Texas Area Hotels
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Former Post Office, TX 79749
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
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History in a Pecan Shell

Although a few early settlers occupied the site in the 1890s, the community acknowledges J. F. Willingham and family as the founders. The Willinghams arrived here between 1906 and 1908.

A one-room school that doubled as a church was in operation soon after the Willinghams arrived and a post office was opened in 1925. The school was called Plainview, but when that name was submitted it was rejected because the Hale County seat of government was already using it.

The application was resubmitted bearing the current name (for Lenorah Epley, a county clerk may or may not have had a hand in submitting the application). Things were quiet in this part of West Texas and Lenorah rode out the Great Depression as a farming community with about the same troubles as other West Texas communities. After WWII, the Lenorah school merged with Grady, Texas.

An infusion of cash came with oil discoveries in the region in the 1950s. In 1990 the town still had two operating gins as well as the post office and two other stores. The 1980 census counted 70 residents which was unchanged in 2000.
Lenorah Tx - Gin
Gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2010
Lenorah Tx - Beam Scale
Beam Scale
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Lenorah Tx - Bole Furnace
Bole Furnace
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2010
Lenorah Tx - Gin Scale House
Gin Scale House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2010
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Lenorah Tx Road Sign
Lenorah Highway Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
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Lenorah, Texas Nearby Towns:
Stanton | Big Spring | Midland | Odessa
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