Huff

Name:

Huff

County:

Archer

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°46’07″N 98°32’14″W

Elevation:

981 ft (299 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Huff (also known as Hufftown, and later as Huff Community) is a Ghost town in northeastern Archer County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Huff lies adjacent to Lake Creek, 8 miles (13 km) south of Lakeside City, just east off of Texas State Highway 79.

Remains:

Named for Charles C. Huff, an attorney for the Wichita Falls and Southern Railway (WF&SR). In 1908 the WF&SR founded the town site as a switching site. Next to the tracks the WF&SR built a giant concrete cistern that held a rail tank car-full of water that the railroad hauled in for the community’s source of fresh water.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

A post office operated at Huff from 1909 to 1913, and there was a blacksmith shop, a general store, and school. By 1936 there was only a school and some scattered dwellings. The town site became a local community center for area cattle ranchers, using the old school as a community center.

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