Abernathy, Texas

Abernathy, Texas

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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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

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