HALFWAY, TEXAS. Halfway is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 70 and Farm Road 179, fourteen miles west of Plainview in northwest Hale County. It developed as a community in 1909 when a school was established. The name signifies its location between the county seats of Plainview and Olton. A post office operated in Halfway from 1910 to 1914. In 1945 the community had a school, two churches, a cotton gin, and a population of twenty-five. The school closed in 1952, and the building is now used as a community center. The High Plains Research Center of the High Plains Research Foundation was built on school land. In 1980 Halfway had a gin, an agricultural equipment plant, churches, several businesses, and a population of seventy. In 1990 and again in 2000 the population was fifty-eight.
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