Tell, TX (Hall County)

By: H. Allen Anderson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: May 1, 1995

Tell was a post office established on November 19, 1896, in the home of Will Rothwell in extreme southeastern Hall County, with Rothwell's wife Clemmie as postmistress. Mail was delivered on the Childress-Matador Ranch route, and many cowboys and freighters received their mail there. Mrs. Rothwell also taught school for a time. After the town of Tell was established in Childress County, the post office in Hall County was discontinued, on December 30, 1900, and mail was sent to Childress.

Inez Baker, Yesterday in Hall County (Memphis, Texas, 1940). Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960).


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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

H. Allen Anderson, “Tell, TX (Hall County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 27, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995