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TAMPICO, TEXAS. Tampico was on the Fort Worth and Denver line between Turkey and Parnell in southwestern Hall County. It was the site of a wildcat oil well drilled in 1929 and named by its optimistic operators for an oilfield in Tampico, Mexico. By 1933 the community reported twenty-five residents and one business. The population of Tampico had dwindled to only twelve by 1965, after which no further population statistics were available.


Inez Baker, Yesterday in Hall County (Memphis, Texas, 1940).


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

"TAMPICO, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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