White Star, TX


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: October 1, 1995


White Star was located in northwest Motley County on Farm Road 2009 six miles southeast of the site of present Flomot. In the 1880s the area was known as Hide Bug Junction, where several dipping pens intersected a north-south cattle trail. In 1891 a rural school was established at White Star, although settlers commonly referred to it as Hide Bug. The small settlement remained a cow camp in the early 1900s and grew to include a gin and a store in the 1930s. A population of ten, one store, and the school were reported for White Star in 1940. The community (erroneously called Whitestone) was on 1980 county maps, though no businesses were evident.

Harry H. Campbell, The Early History of Motley County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1958; 2d ed., Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1971). Eleanor Traweek, Of Such as These: A History of Motley County and Its Families (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1973).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “White Star, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/white-star-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
October 1, 1995

Place
White Star
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2034874
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Motley County
Associated Names

Whitestone

Hide Bug

Pitts

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 34.16284900°
  • Longitude: -100.95208720°
Population Counts
People Year
6 2009