Andrews

Andrews, Texas

Andrews, Texas

Andrews is located in the Permian Basin of West Texas and serves as the seat of Andrews County. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Andrews, the seat of Andrews County and the only incorporated town in the county, is on U.S. Highway 385 thirty-four miles north of Odessa. The town, like the county, was named for Richard Andrews, the first man to die in the war for Texas independence in 1835. The town began around 1908 with a general store and a schoolhouse. There were only eighty-seven people living in the county, most of them ranchers. A post office was established in 1909, and Andrews became the county seat in 1910 after a spirited contest against Shafter Lake; in 1911 residents built their first courthouse. In 1903 the Means Memorial Methodist Church became the first Andrews church to organize officially, followed soon after by the Andrews Baptist Church.

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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Place type

Andrews is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.32145410
    Longitude
    -102.55017000

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Yes

Is Incorporated

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Population Counts

Andrews
Pop. Year Source
14,653 2019 Texas Demographic Center
11,088 2010 Texas Demographic Center
9,652 2000 Texas Demographic Center
10,678 1990 Texas Demographic Center
11,061 1980 Texas Demographic Center
8,625 1970 Texas Demographic Center
11,135 1960 Texas Demographic Center
3,294 1950 Texas Demographic Center
611 1940 Texas Demographic Center