Whitt, Texas

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Whitt
Whitt is located in Texas
Whitt
Whitt
Location within the state of Texas
Whitt is located in the United States
Whitt
Whitt
Whitt (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°57′22″N 98°01′08″W / 32.95611°N 98.01889°W / 32.95611; -98.01889Coordinates: 32°57′22″N 98°01′08″W / 32.95611°N 98.01889°W / 32.95611; -98.01889
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyParker
Government
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76490
Area code(s)940
GNIS feature ID1350029

Whitt is an unincorporated community in northwestern Parker County, Texas, United States. Whitt is located at the intersection of Farm Roads 2891 and 52, twenty miles northwest of Weatherford, Texas. [1]

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in the mid-1870s, and it became a popular retail and social center for farmers due to its location on the stage line between Weatherford, Texas and Jacksboro, TX. [2] Postal service began in 1877. [3] The Methodist Conference of Churches selected Whitt as its site for it's district high school, Parker Institute. [4] In the mid-1880s Whitt had an estimated 150 residents, three churches, a school, a weekly newspaper called the Whitt Moon, and twenty businesses. [5] Whitt continued to grow quickly and by 1900 it had a population of 500. [6]. Whitt's population dwindled in the early 1990s due new railroads that bypassed many small towns in Parker County coupled with effects of the Great Depression. [7]

The Whitt Seminary was founded in 1880, when elders of the Christian Church at Whitt purchased five acres of land to build a community school. [8] The Seminary offered elementary through high school education with a robust music department, serving close to 200 students from local and surrounding communities.[9]. The school served the community until 1990. [10] The old Seminary building functioned as a Christian church until 1937, and then turned into a community center. [11] The original Seminary school acreage was deeded to the Whitt Cemetery Association in 1976. [12] The Cemetery has a Historical Marker [13] and serves as an important cultural landmark in Whitt.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

The Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District serves area students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  2. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  3. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  4. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  5. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  6. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  7. ^ "WHITT, TX". Texas State Historical Association.
  8. ^ "Whitt, Texas". Texas History Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Whitt, Texas". Texas History Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Whitt, Texas". Texas History Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Whitt, Texas". Texas History Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Whitt, Texas". Texas History Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  13. ^ "TX-5797 Whitt Seminary". Historical Markers. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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