Wake

Wake is on Farm Road 28 forty-five miles east-northeast of Lubbock in Crosby County. It was named for Wake Island and was founded in 1902, when William Andrew Jackson Jones donated land and lumber for a post office. This office remained open until 1917, when a change in the mail route forced its closure. In 1901 the first school classes in the area were conducted in a storage crib owned by Jones. The first school building was erected in 1902. A new schoolhouse was built in 1910 but was twice damaged by fire and was replaced with a new building in 1916. Children attended classes here until Wake was consolidated with Crosbyton in 1941. Jess Norris built a store and cotton gin at Wake in 1916. The store remained in operation until 1960, and the gin continued to function until April 18, 1973. Wake had a population of sixty in 1940 and fifty-five in 1980.

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Belongs to

Wake is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

No

Place type

Wake is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Manila)
  • (Pansy 2)

Location

Latitude: 33.78258250
Longitude: -101.09459050

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No