Tell, Texas

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Tell, Texas
Unincorporated community
Tell is located in Texas
Tell is located in the US
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 34°22′33″N 100°23′41″W / 34.37583°N 100.39472°W / 34.37583; -100.39472Coordinates: 34°22′33″N 100°23′41″W / 34.37583°N 100.39472°W / 34.37583; -100.39472
Country United States
State Texas
County Childress
Elevation 1,903 ft (580 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79259
GNIS feature ID 1369695

Tell is an unincorporated community in southwestern Childress County, Texas, United States, to the southwest of the city of Childress, the county seat of Childress County.[1] Its elevation is 1,903 feet (580 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79259.[3]

Notable person[edit]

Walt Faulkner, who in 1950 became the first rookie to win the pole position for the Indianapolis 500, was born in Tell and lived there for the first two-and-one-half years of his life.


The little community once supported three churches: Methodist, Church of Christ, and Baptist. However, the only one remaining is Tell Southside Baptist Church.