Progress

Progress, on U.S. highways 70 and 84, near the Parmer county line in far northern Bailey County, was once a station on the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway. When the town was founded in 1907 residents hoped that the area would become a center for the production of fruits and vegetables, but the development did not occur. In 1940 the town had two stores and 100 residents. In 1980 the local farm population had declined, and the community had forty-nine residents. The population through 2000 was still forty-nine.

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

Progress is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    34.28285470
    Longitude
    -102.80994090

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
49 2014 Local Officials