Water tower in Whitharral
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|Physiographic region||Llano Estacado|
|Elevation||3,481 ft (1,061 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Website||Handbook of Texas|
Whitharral was founded in 1924 after the sale of the Littlefield ranchlands. The town was named for John Whitfield Harral, a trustee of the Yellow House Land Company, which sold the Littlefield ranchlands to farmers.
Tornadoes have hit the town twice. The first occurred on Easter Sunday of 1957, causing some residential damage. Late in the evening on April 17, 1970, a violent tornado caused heavy damage to parts of the city and flattened the school's gym just minutes after fans and players had left the facility.
On March 2, 2013, the Whitharral girls basketball team, the Lady Panthers, captured the Class 1A Division II state championship by defeating Saltillo of Hopkins County, Texas.
- "Whitharral". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Whitharral, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- Peterman, Vincent Matthew (1979). Pioneer Days: A Half-Century of Life in Lamb County and Adjacent Communities. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press. p. 61.
- Grazulis, Thomas (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: Environmental Films. ISBN 1-879362-03-1.
- "Whitharral Takes Title". Sixmanfootball.com. Retrieved 2010-02-02.