Archer City, Texas
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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Archer City by the Numbers
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|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|