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LUTHER, TEXAS

Howard County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

About 13 miles due north of Big Spring on FM 846.
Population: 335 (1990, 2000)

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Luther TX - Abandoned School
Abandoned Luther School
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

History on a Pinhead

The town acquired a post office in 1909. The first postmaster, Luther Lawrence modestly submitted his first name to postal authorities.

Nothing of historical note seems to have occurred in Luther, so all that's left are population figures. Luther had a mere five people served by a single business in the mid 1930s. By 1947 the community had three businesses serving ninety residents. The population was 335 in the mid 1960s and that number has been used through the 2000 census. The post office closed in 1972.
Luther TX - Abandoned School
School ruins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Luther TX - Abandoned School

Another view of the abandoned Luther School
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Luther TX - Church
Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Luther TX - Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
Luther TX - Closed gin

Closed gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Luther TX - Scale House
Scale House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Luther TX - Luther Cemetery
Luther Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Luther TX - Road Sign
Luther road sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Howard County  Luther TX info
Howard County  Luther TX Postmark
Cover cancelled with Luther 1957 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
"The (above) cover is a return payment envelope and suggests a Gulf service station in the community. By the way, the post office closed back in 1972." - John J. Germann
Luther, Texas
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