Warwick was at one time a rail siding on the Southern Pacific Railroad nine miles east of Marathon in northeastern Brewster County. It was apparently established when the railroad was built through the area in 1882. Warwick had a rural school just north of the rail siding. The school was established to serve the children of a number of families who had settled in the area to attempt dry-land farming on small acreages. After 1916 the Warwick school was also known as the Pumpkin Center school when a similar farming community several miles to the north, Pumpkin Center, failed and the school there was closed. In 1919 the Warwick community also failed and its school closed. The Warwick rail siding was apparently still in use as late as the early 1970s. Today, however, it has been abandoned by the Southern Pacific.

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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