HUGHES, TEXAS. Hughes, between Spring Creek and the Middle Concho River in east central Irion County, was named after Duwain E. Hughes, on whose ranch the settlement was located. The Hughes community was receiving its mail from Tankersley in Tom Green County in the early 1950s; the townsite was not shown on later maps.
Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982). Irion County Historical Society, A History of Irion County, Texas (San Angelo: Anchor, 1978).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Charles G. Davis, "HUGHES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvhaj), accessed December 12, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.