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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Ochiltree County

Texas

Basic Information

Type of Place
County
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
0
Still Sundown?
Probably

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870 0
1880 0
1890 198 0
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940 4213 4213 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950
1960
1970 9704 9598 0 2 75 29 0
1980
1990
2000 9006 7763 12 36 85 2863 1110 2
2010 5241 5062 19 27 66 67 10
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation
  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

In a letter sent by County Agent J.T. Stovall to Regional Director of the Civilian Conservation Corps H.H. Finnell responding to a telegram asking if Ochiltree County would be agreeable to a “colored” CCC company working there: %u201CPerryton and Ochiltree County have an Unwritten Law that prevents the use of Negroes in any form of labor, and no colored people spend the night in this county.%u201D This letter was sent on June 22, 1935.