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Cotton Center, Texas

Cotton Center is an unincorporated community in western Hale County, Texas, United States, located about 12 miles southwest of Hale Center. Until the late 19th century, the Comanche tribe of Native Americans occupied the area. In 1907, with the coming of a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad, a number of farming operations were established. Cotton Center was originally created in 1925 as a consolidated school district, with a small unincorporated community site, containing the school, cotton gins, and various businesses to support the surrounding farms.[2] In 1935, a local post office opened, and the first irrigation well was drilled.[2] By the late 1940s, irrigation wells proliferated, pumping water from the Ogallala Aquifer. The community revolves around farming and is tied together by the school, which as of 2005 had 140 students in prekindergarten through grade 12.

Cotton Center, Texas
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Coordinates: 33°59′35″N 101°59′35″W / 33.99306°N 101.99306°W / 33.99306; -101.99306Coordinates: 33°59′35″N 101°59′35″W / 33.99306°N 101.99306°W / 33.99306; -101.99306
Country United States
State Texas
CountyHale
RegionLlano Estacado
Established1925
Elevation3,474 ft (1,059 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total174
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
ZIP code
79021
Area code806
WebsiteHandbook of Texas


EducationEdit

The community of Cotton Center is served by the Cotton Center Independent School District and home to the Cotton Center High School Elks.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cotton Center". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Payne, Julia M. "Cotton Center, TX (Hale County)". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 30 December 2010.

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