Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative

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Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit rural electric utility cooperative headquartered in Hereford, Texas. The cooperative was organized in 1936[1] and is a member of the Golden Spread Electric Cooperative.[2] The cooperative is named for the county where it was founded, which is in turn named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a partially deaf scout and soldier who served in the Texas Revolution.[3]

Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative serves the Texas counties of Deaf Smith, Castro and Parmer as well as part of Oldham County.[4] The cooperative annually awards two $2000 scholarships to high school seniors in Texas.[5]


  1. ^ Guy, Duane F. (1986) Texas 47 - Deaf Smith: A history of Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative, Inc. : 1936 to 1986, the first 50 years.
  2. ^ About Members. Golden Spread Electric Cooperative.
  3. ^ Barr, Alwyn (1990), Texans in Revolt: the Battle for San Antonio, 1835, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-77042-1 
  4. ^ Spotlight on CRC Member: Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative. Cooperative Response Center.
  5. ^ Hendrick, Bryan. ‘09 graduates receive scholarships. Hereford Brand. 22 May 2009.

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