Acuff, Texas

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Acuff, Texas
Unincorporated community
Acuff Steakhouse
Acuff Steakhouse
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Acuff
Coordinates: 33°35′42″N 101°37′13″W / 33.59500°N 101.62028°W / 33.59500; -101.62028Coordinates: 33°35′42″N 101°37′13″W / 33.59500°N 101.62028°W / 33.59500; -101.62028[1]
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Lubbock
Region Llano Estacado
Established 1891
Founded by Michael S. Acuff
Elevation[1] 3,140 ft (960 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
ZIP code 79403
Area code 806
Website Handbook of Texas

Acuff is an unincorporated farming community in northeastern Lubbock County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town is named for Michael S. Acuff, who arrived in the area in 1891.[2] Acuff's first school was constructed in 1902 and the town had a post office from 1903 to 1912.[2] In 1942, the Acuff school consolidated with, and is currently served by, the Roosevelt Independent School District.[2] During the 1940s Baptists and Methodists shared the same church and the population swelled from (no figures available) to 50 people in the 1950s. The current estimated population is 30.[3]

The Maines family, of which Lloyd Maines and his daughter Natalie Maines are most notable, has its roots in the Acuff area.[4] Hispanic journalist Bidal Aguero was born in Acuff in 1949.

The main crop in the area is cotton. The early settlers cleared the land from prairie grass and mesquite trees using plows pulled by mules.[2] Most of the current landowners are the children and grandchildren of the original settlers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acuff". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d Benowitz, June Melby. "Acuff, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  3. ^ Anonymous. "Acuff, Texas". TexasEscapes. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  4. ^ Oglesby, Chris. "Chris Oglesby interviews Lloyd Maines". Virtualubbock. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 

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