Throckmorton, Texas

Throckmorton, Texas

Downtown view of Throckmorton, the county seat of Throckmorton County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Throckmorton, the county seat of Throckmorton County, is on U.S. highways 380 and 183/283, in the central part of the county. It became the county seat when the county was organized in 1879. Early businesses included a Mr. Tadley's store and a cafe and stage stand run by C. A. (Alex) Housley. Throckmorton County only had a population of 124 by 1890. Yet as the county seat Throckmorton was assured of having most of the county's population and businesses. Industries have included gins and flour and feed mills. The population of Throckmorton doubled between 1910 and 1920, as farmers took up land. By 1936 it reached 1,135 and remained stable until the mid-1980s. The town had 1,319 residents in 1950, 1,299 in 1960, 1,105 in 1970, and 1,174 in 1980. The population was 1,036 in 1990 and dropped to 905 in 2000. The town is incorporated and serves as the market and manufacturing center for the county's oil and agricultural business.

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
727 2020 United States Census Bureau
764 2019 Texas Demographic Center
828 2010 United States Census Bureau
905 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,036 1990 United States Census Bureau
1,174 1980 United States Census Bureau
1,105 1970 United States Census Bureau
1,260 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,319 1950 United States Census Bureau
1,133 1940 United States Census Bureau
1,135 1930 United States Census Bureau
686 1920 United States Census Bureau
240 1900 United States Census Bureau
240 1890 United States Census Bureau
37 1880 United States Census Bureau