Huff, Texas

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Huff, Texas
Ghost town
Archer Huff.svg
Coordinates: 33°46′07″N 98°32′14″W / 33.76861°N 98.53722°W / 33.76861; -98.53722Coordinates: 33°46′07″N 98°32′14″W / 33.76861°N 98.53722°W / 33.76861; -98.53722
Country United States
State Texas
County Archer
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1359791[1]

Huff (also known as Hufftown, and later as Huff Community) is a Ghost town in northeastern Archer County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Huff lies adjacent to Lake Creek, 8 miles (13 km) south of Lakeside City, just east off of Texas State Highway 79.[2]

History[edit]

Named for Charles C. Huff, an attorney for the Wichita Falls and Southern Railway (WF&SR). In 1908 the WF&SR founded the town site as a switching site. Next to the tracks the WF&SR built a giant concrete cistern that held a rail tank car-full of water that the railroad hauled in for the community's source of fresh water.[2]

A post office operated at Huff from 1909 to 1913, and there was a blacksmith shop, a general store, and school. By 1936 there was only a school and some scattered dwellings. The town site became a local community center for area cattle ranchers, using the old school as a community center.[2]

Geography[edit]

Lakeside City is located at 33°46′07″N 98°32′14″W / 33.76861°N 98.53722°W / 33.76861; -98.53722 (33.7687113, -98.5372771).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Minor, David. - Huff, Texas. - Handbook of Texas. - Retrieved: 2008-06-18
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Loftin, Jack, and the Archer County Historical Commission, (1979). - Trails Through Archer: A Centennial History, 1880-1980. - Burnet, Texas: Nortex Press/Eakin Publications. - ISBN 0-89015-227-6
  • O'Keefe, Ruth Jones, (1969). - Archer County Pioneers: A History of Archer County. - Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers. - OCLC 866802

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