TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
Lubbock Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Lubbock, Texas

Book Now
 
 Texas : Towns A-Z / Panhandle / West Texas :

WOLFFORTH, TEXAS

Lubbock County, Panhandle / West Texas
Highway 62/82, and FM 179
11 Miles SW of Lubbock

Population: 2,554 (2000)

Wolfforth, Texas Area Hotels:
Lubbock Hotels

Wolfford TX - Water Tower
TE photo, September 2009.
See Texas Water Towers

History in a Pecan Shell

The community began in 1916 along with the development of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad. The Wolffarth Brothers (George and Eastin) were honored by becoming the town’s namesakes. George had been a rancher / banker and held public office while brother “Easty” had been a sheriff / rancher. The post office (frequently the culprit in misspellings of unusual surnames) used the spelling that’s on the map today, while the railroad (and the Wolffarth Brothers) spelled it correctly.

The community’s nearness to the huge Spade Ranch benefited the town when the ranch was sold off in small parcels in the 20s and 30s. Still, growth was slow and as late as 1940 there were only 100 residents. The number increased after WWII to 150.

Improved infrastructure lured new residents in the 1950s and by 1960 the town was up to nearly 600 residents. It went over 1,000 for the 1970 census and twenty years later it had nearly doubled to 1,941. The 2000 census showed 2,554 people calling Wolfforth home.

Wolfforth, Texas
Area Destinations:

Lubbock

Lubbock County Towns
Where to Stay:
Lubbock Hotels
More Hotels
More Texas Destinations:
Texas Panhandle
West Texas
Texas Town List
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas Railroads
Texas
Hotels
Lubbock Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Lubbock, Texas

Book Here & Save
 
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

TEXAS FEATURES
Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright ©1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: June 18, 2010