City of Stinnett, Texas

City of Stinnett, Texas

Welcome Sign in the city of Stinnet, the seat of Hutchinson County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Stinnett, the county seat of Hutchinson County, is at the junction of State highways 152 and 207, in the central part of the county. It was established in the summer of 1926 to be a shipping point on the Amarillo branch of the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway. It was named for Albert Sidney Stinnett of Amarillo, who had helped purchase the right-of-way for the railroad. Within four months the town promoters, led by A. P. (Ace) Borger and J. T. Peyton, sold $400,000 worth of lots by holding special "Dollar Day" picnics for interested buyers. Almost overnight the population rose to around 2,500. In September 1926 the promoters petitioned for a special election that changed the Hutchinson county seat from Plemons to Stinnett. In 1927 the town was incorporated with a mayor-commission government. A post office was opened, and on December 15, 1928, the present county courthouse was dedicated.

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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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
1,650 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,768 2018 Texas Demographic Center
1,881 2010 United States Census Bureau
1,936 2000 United States Census Bureau
2,166 1990 United States Census Bureau
2,222 1980 United States Census Bureau
2,014 1970 United States Census Bureau
2,695 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,170 1950 United States Census Bureau
635 1940 United States Census Bureau