Abernathy

Abernathy, Texas

Abernathy, Texas

Abernathy Texas Plains Grain Elevator 2010.jpg Photograph by Leaflet

Abernathy, on Interstate Highway 27 and U.S. Highway 87 eighteen miles north of Lubbock in Hale County, was founded in 1909 when the Santa Fe Railroad built from Plainview to Lubbock. It was apparently named for M. G. Abernathy, who along with J. C. Roberds and Marvin C. Overton formed the South Plains Investment Company to establish and promote the town. Many of the buildings from Bartonsite, a small community seven miles to the northwest, were moved to Abernathy, which gained a post office in 1910. By 1914 the town had a population estimated at 300, four churches, several stores, and a bank.

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Place type

Abernathy is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.83231020
    Longitude
    -101.84564000

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Population Counts

Abernathy
Pop. Year Source
2,865 2020 United States Census Bureau
2,686 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,805 2010 United States Census Bureau
2,839 2000 United States Census Bureau
2,720 1990 United States Census Bureau
2,904 1980 United States Census Bureau
2,625 1970 United States Census Bureau
2,491 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,692 1950 United States Census Bureau
847 1940 United States Census Bureau
858 1930 United States Census Bureau