City of Stinnett, Texas
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.
H. Allen Anderson | © Texas State Historical Association
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Welcome Sign in the city of Stinnet, the seat of Hutchinson County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.
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Stinnett by the Numbers
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|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|