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LAHEY, TEXAS. Lahey is on U.S. Highway 62/385 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line, six miles southwest of Brownfield in central Terry County. The farming community, including a store and a school, was established on the railroad in the early 1900s and named for Thomas H. Lahey, a supporter of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway. A post office was granted to the community in 1926 with Edward J. Powell as postmaster. In 1936 Lahey reported a post office, a business, and a population of fifteen. Postal service was moved to Brownfield in 1938. A store, a rural school, and a railroad switch were functioning at Lahey into the early 1950s. The community was still shown on the 1984 county highway map.


Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982). Arthur Hecht, comp., Postal History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1960). Fred I. Massengill, Texas Towns: Origin of Name and Location of Each of the 2,148 Post Offices in Texas (Terrell, Texas, 1936).

Charles G. Davis


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Charles G. Davis, "LAHEY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed March 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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