3 of the Tiniest Towns in Texas by Population

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When it comes to all things big and large, the Lone Star State tends to rank consistently high on the list. But, did you know that we also can boast some very small things? We’re talking tiny! While many a state can boast that they have scenery, or lovely lakes, or quirky destinations, we could probably beat them on one more thing…absolute tiniest of towns. According to an article by 102.3 The Bull, here are the three tiniest towns in Texas.

1. Quail, Texas, Population 19

The Three Tiniest Towns in Texas By Population

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Situated approximately 100 miles east of Amarillo and listed as the third tiniest town in the Lone Star State, the town of Quail has a population of less than 20 people. It garnered its name through the abundance of quail that were found in the area. The first to grow cotton in this part of Texas, brother T.S. and W.I. Atkinson and their families were also the first to set down roots in the area in 1890. The post office followed in 1902 and roughly three decades later, Quail had grown to a population of 300, had 15 businesses and a Baptist church. Over the years, with times and work availability changing, that number has clearly, slowly receded.

2. Tulsita, Texas, Population 14

The Three Tiniest Towns in Texas By Population

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Located north of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the second tiniest town in the state, which is the town of Tulsita. Situated in Bee county, it was originally named Tulsa by J.L. Courtney who purchased the land in 1917 for oil development. Naming it for his prior home in Oklahoma, and not realizing at first that there was already a Tulsa, Texas, the post office was instead named Tulsita. Having 50 residents in 1958 (including four businesses), just 10 short years later, the population dropped to half of that. Today, Tulsita is made up of a handful of homes along its south side and the rest of this tiny town is open land.

3. Guerra, Texas, Population 6

The Three Tiniest Towns in Texas By Population

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The tiniest Texas town is that of Guerra, located in the far south, on Ranch Road 649, it rests in Jim Hogg County and has the single-digit population of six. It was originally called El Colorado by early Mexican settlers due to the red cattle which were found in the area. Establishing an actual community in the late 1800s, A. Guerra (its primary settler) is for whom the town is named. Its population reached a high point in 1914 with 16 businesses and 100 residents, serving as the retail hub for local cattle ranchers, but slowly dwindled ever since. This tiny Texas town’s post office was established in 1906 and managed to remain in service until 1990.