PULLMAN, TEXAS. Pullman, seven miles east of downtown Amarillo in southern Potter County, became a station on the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. It was reputedly named for a Pullman car that housed part of the construction crew for the line. J. V. Pottinger, a local well driller, built a three-room dugout near the switch in 1888. Other families soon followed. Between 1920 and 1940 Pullman had a store and twenty residents. Pullman reported a population of thirty-one and no businesses in 1984. Since the community's founding, its mail has been routed through Amarillo. In 1990 the population was thirty-one. The population remained the same in 2000.
Della Tyler Key, In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County, 1887–1966 (Amarillo: Tyler-Berkley, 1961; 2d ed., Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1972). Fred Tarpley, 1001 Texas Place Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).
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.H. Allen Anderson, "PULLMAN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnp59), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 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