Etter

Etter, on U.S. Highway 287 in northern Moore County, was established as a stop on the North Plains and Santa Fe Railroad in 1930 and was named for W. K. Etter, a vice president of the road. Later the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway intersected the Santa Fe at this point. In 1940 Etter comprised the railroad switch, three businesses, and a reported population of 150. When the Cactus industrial community was established to the north in 1942, Etter's businesses and many of its residents were absorbed into the new town. In 1980 and 1990 Etter reported a population of 160.

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

Etter is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    36.02698010
    Longitude
    -101.99962170

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