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HOWARDWICK, TEXAS. Howardwick, known originally as Sherwood Shores, is just off State Highway 70 seven miles north of Clarendon in west central Donley County. It began in the late 1960s as a resort development on the north shore of Greenbelt Lake. The resort, which includes a senior citizens' trailer park, was struck by a tornado on April 18, 1970. Fourteen residents were killed, and several mobile homes were destroyed or severely damaged. The community built a marina and other facilities for fishing, sailing, boating, swimming, and picnicking. Trailer hookups and campsites are available for campers at various lakeshore locations. The Clarendon Country Club, which features an eighteen-hole championship golf course, is located nearby. Howardwick had a population of 185 in 1984 and 211 in 1990. By 2000 the population had reached 437.


Virginia Browder, Donley County: Land O' Promise (Wichita Falls, Texas: Nortex, 1975).

H. Allen Anderson

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H. Allen Anderson, "HOWARDWICK, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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