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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Whitesboro

Texas

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 1535 0
1940 1580 1
1950 1854 1
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Blacks were driven out of Whitesboro circa 1913.
The town reportedly had a sign for some years.

“My niece moved there with her family about 7 years
ago. When her husband was exploring the area for a
possible location to buy property and move their
children out of the urban area of Dallas, he told me
that a highway patrol officer he met at a truck stop
recommended Whitesboro as a safe town to raise
young children away from the problems of integrated
neighborhoods. He said Whitesboro was
predominately Caucasian and the citizens were
working to keep it that way. The highway patrol officer
was quoted as saying: ‘They don’t call it Whitesboro
for nothing.'”
-posted to the web, 2004