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Potter County History

In 1876 the Texas legislature formed Potter County from the Bexar District, and ranchers soon found their way into the area.   Most of the first Caucasian residents were employees of cattlemen who took their herds into the county. In 1877 David T. Beals and W. H. Bates established their LX Ranch headquarters on Ranch Creek, near the north bank of the Canadian. The range of George W. Littlefield's LIT Ranch extended into the western portion of the county. In 1880 the census found twenty-eight people, two of whom were black, living on the three ranches that had been established in the county by that time.
Settlement of Potter County increased dramatically with the construction of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway across the Panhandle in 1887. A construction camp grew overnight into a tent and buffalo-hut settlement known as Ragtown. When Oldham County officials ordered an election held on August 30 for the purpose of organizing Potter County, several townsites vied to be county seat.

The election returns favored Berry's townsite, which was renamed Amarillo. The railroad was completed into the town in October 1887, soon after the elections, and a post office was established there the next month. People from surrounding townsites began to move to the new county seat. The county's first newspaper, the Amarillo Champion, began publication in May 1888, and that same year a school was established in the town.

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*  Amarillo  *  Cliffside  *

 

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Website Updates:
August 2014:
World War 2 Army Casualty Honor Roll
Obit: WEBER - Transcribed by Gene Phillips
Obit: HENDLEY, O'SULLIVAN, POTTER, ROBINSON,  - Transcribed by Glenda Stevens
Obit: - AGUILAR, BRIGGS, COBB, FRANSLER, LENUARD, - Transcribed by Mary Saggio
Obit: CROCKETT, DOLINSKY, GERLACH, PARKER, ROMERO,  - Transcribed by Susan Stutzman
Obit: ABRAHAMSON, CALDWELL, FINLEY, GRANT, HUCKABEE, MURRAY, RICHARDSON, RUNYON, SCOTT, SMITH, WILLIAMS - Transcribed by FoFGmz
Obit: DENTON, O'DANIEL, ODOM, ORNELAS, REYNOSA, RODDY, ROLLINS, ROMERO, OVERLANDER, SHUEY, WHITTEN - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander
Obit: CHAMBERS, CRAFTON, GEORGE, HATCHER, HIMES, JACKSON, NAYLOR, PLUNKETT, REED, SNOW, WALLACE, WARREN - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title
Obit: DELOE, HENSLEY, HUFFINES, JONES, MASTERSON, McCLURE, McCRAW, McKNIGHT, OWENS, PANICK, REED, THROCKMORTON, WILLMERING, WILDER - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer
Obit: BALLOWE, BRADISH, CLEMENT, DUKE, HALFORD, KERSTEN, MAXWELL, McGEE, MILLER, NEIDIG, NOLAND, RHODES, ROBERSON, SALMON, SAVAGE, TAYLOR, TRIMBLE,  - Transcribed by Susan Geist
Obit: BECHTELHEIMER, BIVINS, BROOM, CARNEY, CARTER, CHAMBERS, COOK, EBERSTADT, FAGAN, FANSLER, JOHNSON, JOLLEY,  KING, MCCARLEY, MUNCY, O'SULLIVAN, PATTON, PRESTON, ROBERSON, SODERS, TAYLOR, ULM, VILLAREAL, WEBSTER, WORD, WILLIAMS, WHITFIELD - Transcribed by Camellia
Obit: BALLOWE, BARTLETT, BEATTY, BRADFORD, CHAMBERS, CHILDRESS, CONE, CRAFTON, FAGAN, FAIRCHILD, FANSLER, FLEMING, FORD, GAITHER, GRIFFIN, HARDING, HARRIS, HENDLEY, HIMES, HOUGHTON, HUCKABEE, HUTCHISON, KING, LUTEN, MARTIN, McDONALD, MILLER, MUNCY, ORNELAS, PARKER, PLUNKETT, RED, REYNOSA, ROBERSON,  SAWYER, SMITH, SNOW, STOCKER, TAULBEE, TAYLOR, VANSWERINGEN, WARREN, WAY, WHITAKER, WILLIAMS - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Obits: BAILEY, BALL, BARRETT, BIGGS, BRADFORD, BRECKENRIDGE, BROUILLETTE, CLINE, CLOSE, COLLINS, CULWELL, DRISKILL, FINLEY, FLOYD, GALE, GENTRY, GRIGGS, HARRIS, HARRISON, HERMESMEYER, HUGHES, JACKSON, JOHNSON, JONES, KEMP, LACY, LAX, MOORE, MURRAY, NICKLES, OLVER, PARR, ROBERTS, ROOK, ROZELL, RUNYON, SCOTT, SMITH, SNYDER, TAYLOR, VELEZ, WALDRON, WHITESIDE, WILLIS- Transcribed by MKK
July 2014: Obit: CLOYD, FORKER - Transcribed by Camellia; Obit: GIBSON, JOLLY - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: DUNN - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer; Obit: SUMMERS - Transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter
Obit: BECK, BRANBLETT - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; 1890 Veterans Schedule - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; History of Potter County - Transcribed by FoFGmz, Camellia, Sandra Stutzman, Vicki Bryan, Jackie McCarty
June 2014: Cemeteries; Ag History of Potter County - Transcribed by Cheryl; History of County Name  Transcribed by Sandi King; History and Bio - Transcribed by Susan Geist; Obit: WILSON, FRANKLIN;
Obit: BAKER, BEAN, BROWN, CANADA, CUNNINGHAM, KNIGHTON, KUKENDALL, MAYES, McKINNEY, McAVOY, McMAHON, MICHIELS, MORGAN, LOVERN, PITTMAN, SOLOMON, TYLER, WILLIAMS, ACUFF, ADKISSON,  BAILEY, BAIRD, BALLARD, BISHOP, BROWN, CAPLAN, COATES, CUDD, DARNALL, DEVINE, DONALDSON, FRANCIS,  GARDNER, HAMBLEN, HAVRON, HAYS, HIETT, HOLCOMB, HOLLAND, HOLZKAMPER, HOUGH, JOHNSON, KENDRICK, LUNA, McCARLEY, McLEAN, McCLURE, McCUTCHEN, McKINNEY, MISENER, MONTAGUE, MONTGOMERY, MOORE, OSCAR, PATTON, PHELPS, PIERCE, REED, REYNOLDS, RICE, RICHARDS, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROSS, SALAS, SHAW, SNEED, STRATTON, SWAN, THROCKMORTON, TINKLE, WEBB, WIDNER, WILLSON, YOKE, - Transcribed by Camellia; Obit: ADAMS, BERNARD, CLARK, CLEGHORN, EDWARDS, FISK, GIDDENS, HESS, HOLMES, KLINE,  LEOS, McGREGOR, McGREW, PAYNE, PERKINS, POPE, POTTS, ROBERTSON, ROGERS, STOBER,  STORM, TIMS, TRIMBLE, WEBSTER,  WORD, - Transcribed by Sue Carpenter; Obit: BOYD, COFIELD, MERRIMAN,  PALMATIER, SMITH, WALKER, WILLIAMS, - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer; Obit: ALSTON, AUTRY, AVERITT, BIBLE, BOONE, BOWEN, BULLARD, COLE, COOK, DANIEL, FRENCH, KYSER, LAMBERT, MEEK, MINOR, MISENER, O'DANIEL, PATRICK, PIPER, RODRIGUEZ, SCOTT, SIMMS, STOOPS, SULLIVAN, SWAN, TURNER, WARREN, ZIMMERMAN, - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; Obit: ADAMS, CASEY, DANIELS, DUNN, HARVEY, RIDINGS, THOMPSON, - Transcribed by AFoFGmz; Obit: ADAMS, CAFFEY, RIDINGS - Transcribed by Debby Cavalcante; Bio: McDONALD - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan;  Bio: GAUNT - Transcribed by Mary Saggio; Bio: BARBER - Transcribed by Linda Natale; Bio: PLEMONS - Transcribed by Terry Duffy;

 


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