Samnorwood

Samnorwood, just west of U.S. Highway 83 in north central Collingsworth County, is a shipping center for an agricultural and ranching area between Elm and Dozier creeks, named for Sam W. Norwood, a county pioneer. The town was established in 1931 when the Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway built its line from Childress to Pampa. Its formal opening, complete with a picnic and typical fanfare, was celebrated on July 4. Soon a barber shop, a cafe, a gin, a depot, and two general stores were established. A post office was granted in October 1932. By 1934 a brick high school building was completed at a cost of $25,000. The population reached 100 by 1940. In 1984, in addition to the school and post office, Samnorwood had a store, a church, and a population of about forty. In 2000 the population was reported at thirty-nine, and there was still one business in the community.

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

Samnorwood is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    35.05227360
    Longitude
    -100.28067430

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Samnorwood by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Samnorwood
Pop. Year Source
59 2019 Texas Demographic Center
51 2010 Texas Demographic Center
39 2000 Texas Demographic Center