Byers is at the intersection of State Highway 79 and Farm Road 171, two miles south of the conjunction of the Red and Wichita rivers, fourteen miles north of Henrietta, and twenty miles northeast of Wichita Falls in northern Clay County. It was founded by two brothers, Anthony Walter and George Washington Byers, who were partners in a general store in Sherman and acquired over 30,000 acres of land in Clay County. There are several versions of how they acquired the land. One is that Mr. Acers, a large landowner in the area, bought barbed wire on credit with his land as collateral, and when he was unable to pay off his debt the land was forfeited to the Byers brothers. The other story is that the Byerses traded their mercantile business in Sherman for the land in Clay County.
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Cityscape of Byers in Clay County, Texas.
Photograph Credit: Robert Plocheck.
Town of Byers, Texas
Historical Photograph of Byers, Texas Photograph under Public Domain, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.
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|454||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|477||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|496||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|517||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|510||1990||United States Census Bureau|