Stinnett

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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Place type

Stinnett is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    35.82311000
    Longitude
    -101.44362000

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Population Counts

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