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Life in Floyd County Texas 1850 - 1950
Barnstorming Floyd County Texas

Barnstorming Floyd County Texas

In 1916 a barnstormer landed on the Harper farm near the Lone Star community in Floyd County. In this photo, Ruby Jewell Harper, (standing tallest) with her Lockney friends for their first plane experience.

 

The community of Lone Star is on Farm Road 378 eleven miles north of Lockney in northwestern Floyd County. It began in 1892 as a school community. A two-story brick school building was built in 1920; it burned down in 1926 and was replaced the next year. A Church of Christ building was constructed near the school in 1922, and a year later J. A. Van opened a community store. A gas station operated at Lone Star from 1937 to 1976, and gins, a grain elevator, a beauty shop, and a Baptist church were active in l980. The school closed in 1956, when it was merged with the Lockney schools. The population in Lone Star was 125 in 1980. By 2000 the population had decreased to forty-two.

 

Photo courtesy Brent Lemons

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Early Life in Floyd County Tx
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas

Books about Floyd County People and Places

Books about Floyd County TexasBooks about Floyd County Texas

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Floyd County Left a total $6,726 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Floydada and Lockney to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

Floyd County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Floydada, Lockney, Aiken, Barwise, Dougherty and South Plains, Texas

See All Floyd County Treasures (eBay)

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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