Twichell, on State Highway 15 in northern Ochiltree County, was founded as a stop on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway in 1919. It was named after Ginery Twichell, president of the railroad. In 1940 Twichell had a store, a school, and twenty-five residents. By 1960 it had a store, a grain elevator, and fifty residents. Only the elevator and railroad depot remained in 1980, when Twichell listed twenty-two residents. Mail was received from Perryton, five miles to the southwest, and students were bused to school there. The Perryton-Ochiltree County Airport was nearby. In 1990 twenty-two residents were still reported.

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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