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MIDKIFF, TEXAS

Hadacol Corners

Upton County, West Texas
FM 3095 and FM 2401
Just South of the Midland County Line
SE of Midland and Odessa

Population: 00098 (2000)


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History in a Pecan Shell

Donít look for any 19th Century history for present-day Midkiff. There isnít any. There was an earlier community by that name in the region (in Midland County) named after rancher John Rufus Midkiff. With the discovery of oil in 1950, wags submitted the name Hadacol (a well-known cough syrup) Corners on the application for a post office. It was promptly rejected and Midkiff was taken down from the shelf, dusted off and put back into use when the post office opened its doors in í52.

Although there were only 20 residents throughout the 1950s, it is reported that the community had some 40 structures, including three churches in the 1960s. The number of residents reached 84 in 1968.

The 2000 census showed a population of 98 with some 19 businesses.

Hadacol Corners Chronicles:

  • Hadacol Corners and The Doctor by Barbara Duvall Wesolek
    "Hadacol Corners, at a lonely crossroads on the desolate West Texas desert, consisted of four temporary buildings joined together that could be moved on later to another oil field...more"
  • Midland & Glasscock County TX 1914 Railroad Map
    1914 Midland County Railroad Map showing Midkiff just N of Upton County line
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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