BADGER, TEXAS. Badger was located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad northeast of the present Judkins switch in south central Ector County. The station was established on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1926, and the settlement profited from an oil boom in the late 1920s. Its population reached 200 before falling off to forty by 1940. A permanent community never developed, and only a depot and one supply house were built. In 1980 county maps showed no evidence of the former station.
Finas Wade Horton, A History of Ector County, Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1950).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Charles G. Davis, "BADGER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htb02), accessed June 16, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.