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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Lindsay is approximately 788 (2000), 271 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 274 (2000), 93 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lindsay is 2.812 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lindsay to Washington DC is 1233 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 231 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lindsay is positioned 33.63 degrees north of the equator and 97.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern Texas along U.S. Route 82. There is also a Lindsay, Texas in Reeves County in southwestern Texas.
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History & History Related Items

In 1887 Lindsay was named for Judge J.M. Lindsay. At the time it had just become a switching station for the Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railroad. Later, in 1891, Anton and August Flusche came to town desiring to promote it as a German-Catholic Colony. They began by purchasing 9,300 acres along the railroad. The town was platted in 1891 and by Fall, the first residents arrived. The first Mass was held on 25 March 1892. The is the date used as the birth of the community. A frame church was built soon afterward that was replaced by a brick building in 1903. A tornado blew through in 1917 and destroyed the church building. The replacement was completed in 1919.

Lindsay was incorporated in 1959.
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Lindsay Schools

Lindsay Independent School District
P.O. Box 145
495 Sixth Street
Lindsay, Texas 76250
Phone: 940-668-8923 Lindsay


The population of Lindsay was:
1990 - 610
2000 - 788

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 210
2000 - 274

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