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HACKBERRY, TEXAS (Cottle County). Hackberry, in southeastern Cottle County, was named for a grove of hackberry trees that attracted settlers to a bend of the Little Wichita River. W. Q. Richards sold land in 1918 to Will Moss and W. L. Liedtke to start the community. Richards contributed to the support of a school established in 1914 and rebuilt in 1918. The post office, named Stewart to distinguish the town from another one called Hackberry, was discontinued in 1930. A cotton gin operated in Hackberry in 1924–25. The population was twenty-six in 1980, eighty-one in 1990, and thirty in 2000.


Carmen Taylor Bennett, Our Roots Grow Deep: A History of Cottle County (Floydada, Texas: Blanco Offset Printing, 1970).


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

"HACKBERRY, TX (COTTLE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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