Ware, TX

By: H. Allen Anderson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 1, 1995

Ware was thirteen miles northwest of Dalhart in southern Dallam County. It began as a station on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway and was marked out in 1906–07 by the enterprising colonizer William P. Soash. Soash erected a frame hotel, which became Ware's most conspicuous feature. Although he never used Ware as a headquarters, Soash promoted the community in his advertising campaigns to attract prospective settlers. In 1947 Ware had a population of twenty, served by a school and store. Since that time the community has disappeared, though signs on U.S. Highway 87 still point out the site.

David B. Gracy II, "Selling the Future: A Biography of William Pulver Soash," Panhandle-Plains Historical Review 50 (1977). Lillie Mae Hunter, The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1969).


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

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995