White Star

White Star was located in northwest Motley County on Farm Road 2009 six miles southeast of the site of present Flomot. In the 1880s the area was known as Hide Bug Junction, where several dipping pens intersected a north-south cattle trail. In 1891 a rural school was established at White Star, although settlers commonly referred to it as Hide Bug. The small settlement remained a cow camp in the early 1900s and grew to include a gin and a store in the 1930s. A population of ten, one store, and the school were reported for White Star in 1940. The community (erroneously called Whitestone) was on 1980 county maps, though no businesses were evident.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

White Star is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Whitestone]
  • (Hide Bug)
  • (Pitts)

Locations

  • Latitude
    34.16284900
    Longitude
    -100.95208720

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
6 2009 Local Officials