Archer City

Archer City, Texas

Archer City, Texas

Downtown Archer City, Texas. Photograph by Renelibrary.

Archer City is twenty-five miles southwest of Wichita Falls in the center of Archer County, of which it is the seat. It was named for Branch Tanner Archer, a leading figure in the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. The county was established and Archer City designated county seat by the state legislature in 1858, but the county was not organized until after the removal of the Kiowas and Comanches from the area. The townsite was originally surveyed in 1876 and was intended to lie on the projected paths of three railroad lines—the Fort Worth and Denver, the Houston and Texas Central, and the Red River and Rio Grande. A local post office opened in 1878, and in about 1879 C. B. Hutto settled nearby and platted the town; he donated land for a town square, a lot for a county jail, and lots for the construction of Protestant churches. He also donated a "frameless wooden building" to be used as a county courthouse.

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

Archer City
Pop. Year Source
1,601 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,929 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,834 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,848 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,784 1990 United States Census Bureau
1,862 1980 United States Census Bureau
1,722 1970 United States Census Bureau
1,974 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,895 1950 United States Census Bureau
1,675 1940 United States Census Bureau
1,512 1930 United States Census Bureau
689 1920 United States Census Bureau
825 1910 United States Census Bureau
187 1900 United States Census Bureau