NAME: Estacado
COUNTY: Lubbock/Crosby county line
CLIMATE: Warm winter, hot summer
Winter, spring, fall
COMMENTS: Near Lubbock.
REMAINS: Unknown.
Estacado was first established as a Quaker colony in 1877 when several thousand acres were purchased for the price of twenty-five cents an acre. The purpose was to develop an agricultural settlement as well as to have the freedom of practicing the Quaker religion without being molested. Most of the Quakers came from Indiana and by 1890 there were about two hundred residents. After the usual initial hardships, the town prospered for a decade but in 1891 a rapid decline began. It is said the reason was the removal of the county seat from Estacado to a newer town closer to the center of the county. By 1893 all the Quaker families but two had left the town, most returning to Indiana. Estacado is located at the Lubbock-Crosby county line on Farm to Market road 1527. SUBMITTED BY: Henry Chenoweth
Estacado - the Paris Cox farmstead
Courtesy Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas