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SUDAN, TEXAS

Lamb County, Panhandle / West Texas

3404'04"N 10231'28"W (34.0678644 -102.5243624)

Highway 84 (and FM 303)
12 Miles NW of Littlefield the county seat
8 Miles NW of Amherst
40 Miles NW of Lubbock
ZIP code 79371
Area code 806
Population: 895 Est. (2019)
958 (2010) 1,039 (2000) 983 (1990)

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Sudan Tx Rail Stop
Sudan Rail Stop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Sudan was once a part of the 77 Ranch. The town itself dates to 1917 and was located on a branch line of the Santa Fe Railroad.

The town's name is credited to the first postmaster, P. E. Boesen, but his reason for naming it remains a mystery. The post office was granted in 1918 when the town had fewer than 1920 inhabitants.

The population ballooned to 600 in 1925 - the year the town incorporated and the first newspaper (The Sudan News) was published. The population high-water mark was 1,336 in 1950.

Sudan name origin

"I have made an almost life-long study of Texas post offices, and I absolutely love your prose (sometimes delightfully humorous) and photos of Texas' many small towns. Thank you!!! I did want to take a moment to share that although the article on Sudan states that the town's name origin is a mystery, its namesake is apparently sudan grass which has been grown as a commercial feed crop in the area." - Cheers. John J. Germann, April 15, 2014

Sudan Tx - Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Sudan, Texas Landmarks

Photographer's Note: A special little town with lots of personality but yet still definitely West Texas. - Barclay Gibson, August 2009

Welcome to Sudan Tx
Welcome to Sudan
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx Closed Church
A closed church in Sudan
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

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Sudan Tx Old Watering Trough
Old Watering Trough
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

Historical Marker: US 84, south side between Main and Hornet streets
Old Watering Trough
One of Sudan's oldest structures. Built 1916, when Santa Fe Railway terminus here shipped out cattle of early ranches.

Here ranchers watered herds and horses, traded, told yarns, hired hands.

Trough also served mule teams, after the farming era began in the 1920's.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

Sudan Tx Old Watering Trough Historical Marker
Old Watering Trough Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx - Sudan Hotel
Sudan Hotel
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx Metal Street Sign Cowboys
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx Metal Street Sign Fishing
Sudan's metal street signs
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

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Grain Elavators
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Sudan Tx Grain Elavators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx - Grain Elavator dock
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Sudan Tx Ghost Sign - Eat More Beef
Ghost Sign - Eat More Beef
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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Sudan Tx - Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx Graffiti
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx Closed Shop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009


Sudan Tx city limit
Sudan city limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

Take a road trip
Sudan, Texas Nearby Towns:
Littlefield the county seat
Lubbock
See Lamb County

Texas Panhandle / West Texas

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