5 Things You Need to Know About Turkey Texas! Yes It Does Exist!
First off, Yes, there is a TURKEY TEXAS! Turkey, Texas is about 1 hour and 1/2 NORTHEAST of Lubbock, Texas right in the panhandle. And, since Thanksgiving is around the corner, let's check out this awesome Texas town with 5 Facts You Need To Know About Turkey Texas!
#1 • POPULATION OF TURKEY, TEXAS IS ABOUT 420 PEOPLE!
In the last 2010 census, the count was about 420 people. Turkey, Texas was founded in the 1890s!
#2 HOME OF BOB WILLS, FAMOUS WESTERN SWING MUSICIAN
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
- He is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
- He is in the Country Music Hall of Fame
- King of Western Swing
- His Museum is in the Elementary School
- Western Swing was fused with Spanish 2 Step, Polka, and Jazz
- There is an annual Bob Wills Day Festival!
#3 • HOW TURKEY TEXAS GOT ITS NAME!
According to a local...here's how Turkey got its name!
There's a creek close by. When Turkey was founded, it was a - the post office was a dugout and the dugout was on a creek that where all the wild turkey roosted. And then that's how Turkey originally got its name.
#4 THE FIRST PHILIPS 66 SERVICE STATION WAS BUILT IN TURKEY!
Yep, filler up! The first Phillips 66 service station built in Texas opened on the corner of 5th and Main streets in Turkey, Texas. July 27, 1928. It was founded by founders: L.E. Phillips; Frank Phillips
#5 PETA TRIED TO GET TURKEY, TEXAS TO CHANGE ITS NAME!
According to Wikipedia, in November 2011, animal rights organization PETA petitioned the town to temporarily change its name to Tofurky! Um, doesn't have the same RING TO IT as Turkey, Texas!
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