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Vega
Oldham County, Texas

ZipCodes
79092

Motto
Prairie Town in the Panhandle



Page Contents for Vega, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Vega is approximately 936 2000, 884 2010.
The approximate number of families is 388 1990, 356 2010.
The amount of land area in Vega is 2.747 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vega to Washington DC is 1463 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 436 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vega is positioned 35.24 degrees north of the equator and 102.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vega average annual rainfall is 15.83 inches per year
Vega average annual snowfall is 20.90 inches per year.
Vega average temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 89 degrees F.

Location

in northwestern Texas in the panhandle area. It is west of Amarillo near the New Mexico border.
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History & History Related Items

Though the area was available for homesteading twenty years earlier, the first settlers didn't arrive here until 1899. After the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad purchased a right-of-way in 1903, the new town was named Vega, meadow in Spanish. By 1904, more businesses and a school opened. By 1914, there were hotels, a bank and a printing office among other businesses. After a lengthy battle with nearby Tascosa, Vega was named the County seat. Incorporation for Vega came in 1927. When Route 66 was built through Vega, the community began even more development. Though bypassed by modern interstates, the old Mother Road Route 66 still runs through town and makes for an enjoyable trip. Some of the old businesses from the heyday of Route 66 are still in operation today, including the Vega Motel.

Here is a history page for the area.
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Attractions

Dot's Mini Museum
Western artifacts and memorabilia of Route 66 and its travelers Private Collection.
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Vega City Government

Vega is the county seat for Oldham County.

Vega Chamber

Oldham County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 538
Vega, Texas 79092
Phone: 806-267-2828
Serving Adrian, Vega, Wildorado, and Boys Ranch, Texas

Vega Organizations

Oldham County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 538
Vega, Texas 79092
Phone: 806-267-2828
Serving Adrian, Vega, Wildorado, and Boys Ranch, Texas Vega

Miscellany

The population of Vega was:
1990 - 840
2000 - 936

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