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Tahoka

Lynn County,

Texas

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"Where Family Values and Community Spirit Resides"


The Texas state capital is Austin.


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Zip Codes

79373

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Statistics & Facts

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).

Tahoka miscellany.

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Location

Tahoka 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

Tahoka history:

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

Tahoka 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

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