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Toyah
Reeves County, Texas

ZipCodes
79785




Page Contents for Toyah, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Historical Events

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Toyah is approximately 88 2006, 90 2010.
The approximate number of families is 72 2000, 44 2010.
The amount of land area in Toyah is 4.21 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Toyah is 1.62 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Toyah to Washington DC is 1647 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 368 miles. (as the crow flies)
Toyah is positioned 31.31 degrees north of the equator and 103.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Toyah elevation is 2,916 feet above sea level.
Toyah per capita income is $ 8,611 2000.
Toyah median income is $ 17,900 2005.
The Toyah median home price is $ 14,400 2005.

Location

in western Texas about 105 miles from Odessa and about 184 miles from El Paso. Other nearby communities include Lindsay, Pecos, Balmorhea, Barstow, Mentone, Van Horn Rural, Pyote and Coyanosa.
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History & History Related Items

Toyah is an Indian word that means flowing water. It is the oldest townsite in Reeves County. W.T. Youngblood and family were the first settlers here. They began selling general merchandise to local ranchers. He also began a permanent business site by building a store.

The railroad came through here in 1881 with a stagecoach route connecting with Fort Stockton later that year. For a short time, the community prospered as a cattle shipping point, but the success was shortlived as shipping moved to Toyahvale, a community closer to the ranches. Few businesses survive today. Most of the historic buildings have either been torn down or were destroyed by tornados or storms.

This page has some history plus lots of old pictures of Toyah, including some of buildings now destroyed or torn down.

A Ghost Town page for Toyah.
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Toyah Historical Events

1947, January1
Toyah Texas Train Wreck
A head-on collision where several crew members were killed.

Toyah Schools

Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District
1302 South Park Street
Pecos, Texas 79772
Phone: 432-447-7201 Toyah

Miscellany

The population of Toyah was:
1910 - 771
1914 - 1,062
1931 - 553
1980 - 286
1990 - 115
2000 - 100
2006 - 88

The number of housing units were:
1990 - 66
2000 - 72


Median age:
2000 - 48.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 16,500
2005 - $ 17,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 12,200
2005 - $ 14,400

Toyah is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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