ZITA, TEXAS. Zita was a station on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway near the intersection of Farm roads 335 and 1541, ten miles northeast of Canyon in northern Randall County. During the early 1900s a rural community grew with the establishment of a school three miles south of the railroad switch. A post office was opened on July 23, 1907, but was discontinued five years later. Doubling as the community center, the school remained in operation until the consolidation of the Canyon Independent School District. Subsequently the building was demolished, and with the recent growth of south Amarillo the community has gradually faded away. The records of the old Zita school are stored in the archives of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
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