Rochester

Rochester is at the junction of State Highway 6 and Farm Road 617, on the Santa Fe Railroad in northwest Haskell County. It was founded in 1906 with the construction of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and was named for Rochester, New York, by A. B. Carothers, who donated the rail right-of-way and a townsite. Schools, churches, and business houses were built, and the town was incorporated in 1922. By 1915 the population was 400, and it reached 611 in 1940. It declined to 492 by 1980. In 1990 the population was 458. The population dropped to 378 in 2000.

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

Rochester is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.31422020
    Longitude
    -99.85623400

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Rochester by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Rochester
Pop. Year Source
316 2019 Texas Demographic Center
324 2010 Texas Demographic Center
378 2000 Texas Demographic Center
458 1990 Texas Demographic Center