Pullman, seven miles east of downtown Amarillo in southern Potter County, became a station on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. It was reputedly named for a Pullman car that housed part of the construction crew for the line. J. V. Pottinger, a local well driller, built a three-room dugout near the switch in 1888. Other families soon followed. Between 1920 and 1940 Pullman had a store and twenty residents. Pullman reported a population of thirty-one and no businesses in 1984. Since the community's founding, its mail has been routed through Amarillo. In 1990 the population was thirty-one. The population remained the same in 2000.

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Place type

Pullman is classified as a Town


Latitude: 35.19616360
Longitude: -101.70657010

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009