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PADGITT, TEXAS. Padgitt, at the intersection of State Highway 79 and Farm Road 2898, in northwestern Young County, was named for I. B. Padgitt, who settled in the region in 1875. Padgitt planted the first local wheat and built the first cotton gin. In 1940 the population was thirty-five, and in 1949 Padgitt had two churches, a store, and a repair shop. The population was twenty-three in 1980 and 1990.


Carrie J. Crouch, Young County: History and Biography (Dallas: Dealey and Love, 1937; rev. ed., A History of Young County, Texas, Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1956).


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

"PADGITT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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