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HECKVILLE, TEXAS. Heckville is on Farm Road 400 seven miles north of Idalou in northeastern Lubbock County. At one time it was also on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway. Although the community never reported a population of more than twenty, its businesses during the 1940s and 1950s included a gas station, a cafe, a general store, and a blacksmith shop. The community was named for Henry Heck, who built a gin there around 1948. Heckville's estimated population was eight in the 1980s, and around that time the community had two active businesses: the Heckville gin and an egg farm.


Fred Tarpley, 1001 Texas Place Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).

Charles G. Davis

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Charles G. Davis, "HECKVILLE, 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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