Lutie

Lutie is on U.S. Highway 83 in central Collingsworth County. Before 1890 the townsite was part of the Rocking Chair Ranch lands. One of the first settlers in the area, J. H. Young, built his home on the Anderson section, named for John Anderson, the first county clerk. In 1908 the Pleasant Valley school district was organized. The following year the name was changed to Lutie, for Mrs. Lutie (R. H.) Templeton, wife of the county attorney. In 1909 a post office was established, and by 1911 the town had two stores. When the post office was discontinued in 1913 mail was routed through Aberdeen and then Wellington. In 1925 Lutie had a church, a two-teacher school, two stores, two garages, and a blacksmith. It had eight businesses and twenty-five residents in 1933, and the population had increased to 125 by 1941. During the 1960s the population began to decline, and in 1990 Lutie reported thirty-five residents and no businesses.

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

Yes

Place type

Lutie is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Pleasant Valley)

Locations

  • Latitude
    35.02310750
    Longitude
    -100.22261600

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
10 2009 Local Officials