DELWIN, TEXAS. Delwin, in southwestern Cottle County, was named in the early 1900s for Delwin Drummond, the son of founders Tom and Ora Drummond. The Drummond ranch occupied a large part of the region. A school was established in the late 1890s. Delwin had a post office from 1916 until sometime after 1930. Its school was consolidated with that of Paducah in 1963. A cotton gin operated for many years, until it was destroyed by fire in the 1950s. The population was eighty-three in 1940 and seventy in 1980 and 1990. In 2000 the population was twelve.
Carmen Taylor Bennett, Our Roots Grow Deep: A History of Cottle County (Floydada, Texas: Blanco Offset Printing, 1970).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, William R. Hunt, "Delwin, TX," accessed February 12, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnd09.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles