OPDYKE WEST, TX
OPDYKE WEST, TEXAS. Opdyke West is on State Highway 114 four miles east of Levelland in central Hockley County. It took its name from the nearby settlement of Opdyke. For several years it was a trailer-house park. It was incorporated in 1984, in part to capitalize on liquor sales in an otherwise dry region. Though its population was more than 200 at the time of incorporation, the decline in the oil industry during the mid-1980s reduced the number of residents to about 160. The community has a mayor-council form of city government. In 1990 it had a drive-in store, a barbecue stand, and a population of 100. The population grew to 188 by 2000.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Charles G. Davis, "OPDYKE WEST, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlo24), accessed May 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.