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The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Hawley is approximately 646 (2000), 634 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 249 (1990), 242 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hawley is 7.618 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hawley is 2.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hawley to Washington DC is 1399 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 200 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hawley is positioned 32.60 degrees north of the equator and 99.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hawley median income is $ 31,771 (2000).
The Hawley median home price is $ 35,200 (2000).
Hawley average annual precipitation is 25.6 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 42.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 64.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 65.9 degrees F.


twelve miles north of Abiline in west-central Texas. Other nearby communities include Anson, Tye, Merkel, Lueders and Potosi.
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History & History Related Items

Hawley was settled around 1890 when John R. Price came to stay. Others also soon arrived and in 1893, a school was begun. In 1903, a post office was opened in a nearby town, Zelo. Finally, the railroad came to town and Hawley officially came to be. The surveyor, Fletcher Scott, and many of the local citizens banded together to form the town. They named it Hawley after one of the other railroad officials, C.W. Hawley. Once the railroad was built in 1907, Hawley began to increase in size. Both the Zelo post office and their general store were moved to Hawley and before long, many other businesses also opened in town. In 1924, there was a major fire in the downtown that destroyed most of the area, but Hawley bounced back. Electricity arrived in 1926 further boosting the population. Oil was discovered nearby in the 1930's and by 1936 there were over 50 wells as well as a refinery producing in the area. Hawley was incorporated in 1970.
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Hawley City Government

Jones County Courthouse
P.O. Box 345
Anson, Texas 79501-4311
Phone: (915) 823-3771
County Clerk: (915) 823-3762

Hawley Schools

Hawley Independent School District
800 First Street
P.O. BOX 440
Hawley, Texas 79525
Phone: 325-537-2215 Hawley


The population of Hawley was:
1929 - 300
1970 - 241
1988 - 884
1990 - 606
2000 - 646
2002 - 630 (estimate)

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