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Tahoka
Lynn County, Texas

ZipCodes
79373

Motto
"Where Family Values and Community Spirit Resides"



Page Contents for Tahoka, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Tahoka is approximately 2,730 2005, 2673 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,194 2000, 1030 2010.
The amount of land area in Tahoka is 6.21 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tahoka is 2.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.019 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tahoka to Washington DC is 1498 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 312 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tahoka is positioned 33.16 degrees north of the equator and 101.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tahoka elevation is 3,101 feet above sea level.
Tahoka per capita income is $ 13,145 2000.
Tahoka median income is $ 25,200 2005.
The Tahoka median home price is $ 48,900 2005.

Location

in northwestern Texas at the Intersection of U.S. Highways 87 & 380. Lubbock is 27 miles, Midland 85 miles, and Amarillo 160 miles away. Other nearby communities include Wilson, New Home, O'Donnell, Slaton, Buffalo Springs, Ransom Canyon and Wolfforth.
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History & History Related Items

Named after the nearby Tahoka Lake, a natural spring-fed lake whose Indian name means "fresh or clear water".

The new town was formed by the Tahoka Townsite Company in 1903. It was incorporated in 1915. At first, growth was based on cattle and cotton. Cotton has continued to be an important industry here with related businesses also coming in to support the cotton crops and their processing.

Tahoka has been the seat of Lynn County since 1903.
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Attractions

Home of the Tahoka Daisy, a wildflower purple with yellow center, also known as Tansy Aster. The lavender wild flower was first discovered at Tahoka Lake in the late 1800's. Seeds available from wildflower distributors.

Tahoka is a cotton marketing and shipping point with several gins and compress.

Some of the Recreational Facilities in Tahoka:
T-Bar Country Club, golf
Tennis Courts
Mini Park
City Swimming Pool

Here are some of the Community Facilities in Tahoka:
Life Enrichment Center contains City-County Library and Community Center call City Offices for reservations

Tahoka Pioneer Museum
1600 Lockwood
Tahoka, TX 79373
Phone: 806-561-4211
The Museum tours upon request and open on Fri and Saturdays 10:00-2:00
Lynn County Pioneers Senior Citizens
The Center - Housing and Urban Development Meeting Facility - call Housing Authority for reservations.
Lynn County Hospital is one of the only independently owned hospitals in the state.

Annual Harvest Festival and Street Dance is the yearly county-wide project held homecoming weekend either in September or October.
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Economy & Industry


We grow cotton on dry-land farming. It is our main source of income
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Tahoka City Government

Tahoka City Hall
1612 Lockwood St
PO Box 300
Tahoka, TX 79373
Phone: 806-561-4211
fax: 806-461-4444



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Tahoka has been the county seat of Lynn County since 1903.


Lynn County Clerk
Main St
P.O. Box 937
Tahoka, TX 79373
Phone: 806-561-4750

Tahoka Chamber

Panhandle Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 806-537-4325

Tahoka Organizations

Panhandle Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 806-537-4325

Tahoka Libraries

Lynn County Library
1717 Main Street
Tahoka, TX 79373
Phone: 806-561-4050

Tahoka Schools

Tahoka ISD
P.O. Box 1230
2129 N. Main Street
Tahoka, TX 79373
Phone: 806-561-4160

Home of the Tahoka Bulldogs. School Colors Royal Blue and White.

Tahoka High School

Tahoka Middle School

Tahoka Elementary School Tahoka

Miscellany

The population of Tahoka was:
1920 - 786
1930 - 1,620
1940 - 2,129
1960 - 3,012
1980 - 3,262
1990 - 2,892
2000 - 2,910
2005 - 2,730
Median house value:
2000 - $ 41,400
2005 - $ 48,900

Median age:
2000 - 34.7 years

Median Household income:
2000 - $ 23,214
2005 - $ 25,200


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