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CENTER, TEXAS (Lubbock County). Center is a farming community on Farm Road 2902 eight miles northeast of New Deal and seven miles southeast of Abernathy (Hale County) in north central Lubbock County. The settlement formed near a school about 1½ miles south of where Center is now located. Around 1925 the school was moved to provide a more central location; it also served as a meeting place for church services. In 1935 Center and three neighboring districts consolidated to create the New Deal Rural School District. The old Center school continued to serve as a meeting place for religious services, but around 1950 it was torn down and replaced with a new church building. The Center church remained active in the 1980s.

Charles G. Davis


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

Charles G. Davis, "CENTER, TX (LUBBOCK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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