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KELLERVILLE, TX

KELLERVILLE, TEXAS. Kellerville, on Farm roads 1443 and 2473, near the Gray county line in western Wheeler County, began in the late 1920s as a result of the discovery of oil near Shamrock. A post office was established in 1935 with Mrs. Frankie Buford as postmistress. An influx of oil money resulted in the founding of a school district and the construction of a modern building, which for a time had six teachers. In 1940 three businesses, three churches, and a population of 150 were reported. In January 1949 the Baptist church burned, and the people rebuilt it in seven months. Since that time improved transportation and an economic recession caused a population decrease. In 1984 Kellerville reported 107 residents, the church, a store, a post office, and a service station. In 1990 the population was fifty. The population remained the same in 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Sallie B. Harris, comp., Hide Town in the Texas Panhandle: 100 Years in Wheeler County and Panhandle of Texas (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1968). Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960). William Coy Perkins, A History of Wheeler County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1938).
H. Allen Anderson

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Handbook of Texas Online, H. Allen Anderson, "Kellerville, TX," accessed December 04, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnk04.

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