Tankersley, Texas

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Tankersley
Unincorporated community
Tankersley is located in Texas
Tankersley
Tankersley
Tankersley is located in the US
Tankersley
Tankersley
Coordinates: 31°20′59″N 100°38′36″W / 31.34972°N 100.64333°W / 31.34972; -100.64333Coordinates: 31°20′59″N 100°38′36″W / 31.34972°N 100.64333°W / 31.34972; -100.64333
Country United States
State Texas
County Tom Green
Elevation 2,011 ft (613 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) Area code 325
GNIS feature ID 1369595[1]

Tankersley, also known as Tankersly and MacGrath, is an unincorporated community in Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Tankersley is located on U.S. Route 67, Farm to Market Road 2335, and a BNSF Railway line in west-central Tom Green County.

History[edit]

Tankersley was named for Richard Franklin Tankersly, who donated the land for the community. A post office opened in Tankersley in 1910 and closed in 1963. The community's population reached 75 in 1946, but fell to 20 by 1953; its population remained at 20 in 1990. By 1980, the community still contained a school, a cemetery, and the West Texas Boys Ranch.[2] In 2003, a FedEx Cessna Caravan crashed on a plot of land belonging to the West Texas Boys Ranch.[3]

Education[edit]

Residents are within the San Angelo Independent School District.[4] Residents are zoned to Lamar Elementary School,[5] Glenn Middle School, and Central High School.[6]

In 1933, a school in Tankersley had 83 students and three teachers. The school was indicated in the 1936 county highway map. In the 1980s, the Tankersly–Twin Mountain School remained in the area.[2]

Residents of the West Texas Boys Ranch are enrolled in the Irion County Independent School District.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tankersley, Texas
  2. ^ a b "Tankersley, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on August 25, 2010
  3. ^ "Small FedEx plane crashes in West Texas." Associated Press at News 8. January 24, 2003. Retrieved on August 25, 2010. "turboprop Cessna Caravan crashed near San Angelo Regional Airport's Mathis Field during takeoff on land belonging to the West Texas Boys Ranch..."
  4. ^ "Web Mapping Application Archived 2011-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.." Texas Education Agency. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Map of Elementary Attendance Zones." San Angelo Independent School District. May 2007. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "Map of Secondary Attendance Zones." San Angelo Independent School District. May 2007. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.
  7. ^ Cantu, Lorie Woodward. "West Texas Boys Ranch." The Cattleman. February 2006. 2. Retrieved on August 25, 2010.

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