Janes

Janes, on the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway two miles southeast of the site of present Muleshoe in Bailey County, was established in 1912 by E. K. Warren. It was probably named for members of the Janes family, early settlers and landowners in the area. In 1913 a post office was granted to the community. Janes gradually grew to include a store, a bank, and a hotel, which was moved by James Johnson from the old town of Hurley. When the railroad built its station at Muleshoe rather than at Janes, the latter community declined. The Janes post office was moved to Muleshoe in May 1914, and its businesses soon followed. After Muleshoe became the county seat, the Janes community ceased to exist.

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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Currently Exists

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Place type

Janes is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    34.20660200
    Longitude
    -102.69416800

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