Pullman, TX

By: H. Allen Anderson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 1, 1995

Pullman, seven miles east of downtown Amarillo in southern Potter County, became a station on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. It was reputedly named for a Pullman car that housed part of the construction crew for the line. J. V. Pottinger, a local well driller, built a three-room dugout near the switch in 1888. Other families soon followed. Between 1920 and 1940 Pullman had a store and twenty residents. Pullman reported a population of thirty-one and no businesses in 1984. Since the community's founding, its mail has been routed through Amarillo. In 1990 the population was thirty-one. The population remained the same in 2000.

Della Tyler Key, In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County, 1887–1966 (Amarillo: Tyler-Berkley, 1961; 2d ed., Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1972). Fred Tarpley, 1001 Texas Place Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).


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H. Allen Anderson, “Pullman, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 27, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/pullman-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995