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Map of Ector County

Badger was located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad northeast of the present Judkins switch in south central Ector County. The station was established on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1926, and the settlement profited from an oil boom in the late 1920s. Its population reached 200 before falling off to forty by 1940. A permanent community never developed, and only a depot and one supply house were built. In 1980 county maps showed no evidence of the former station.

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Charles G. Davis | © TSHA

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

Belongs to

Badger is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Badger is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Penwell)


Latitude: 31.72901770
Longitude: -102.61431340

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated