ROBERTSON, TX (CROSBY COUNTY)
ROBERTSON, TEXAS (Crosby County). Robertson is at the junction of Farm roads 1525 and 378, sixteen miles east of Lubbock in southwestern Crosby County. It was established in 1907 when three parents, Tom Morrison, Marshall Wheeler, and W. M. (Fiddler) Robertson, built a one-room schoolhouse on V Ranch land. Kate Reagan was the first to teach there. The building was replaced in 1914 by a larger structure built on land donated by A. B. Robertson. Increasing population growth resulted in the construction in 1924 of a new schoolhouse, a gin, and a store. Through the 1930s and 1940s the community continued to develop slowly, but after farming methods improved, fewer hired workers were needed, and school enrollment declined. In 1961 the elementary school was discontinued, and the Robertson school was consolidated with the Lorenzo Independent School District. Though the school and old store were no longer in use, the gin was still doing well in 1977. Robertson reported a population of thirty-five in 1980 through 2000.
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, Edloe A. Jenkins, "Robertson, TX (Crosby County)," accessed May 27, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnr33.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
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