Crosbyton, Texas

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Crosbyton is a city in and the county seat of Crosby County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 1,874 at the 2000 census. Crosbyton is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Former Crosby County administrative County Judge Joseph P. Heflin represented District 85 in the Texas House of Representatives from 2007-2011. During his tenure Heflin was the only Democrat from either West Texas or the Panhandle serving in the legislature. He was unseated in the 2010 general election by the Republican Jim Landtroop of Plainview in Hale County. In 2006, Heflin had defeated Landtroop by fewer than 225 votes.

Noted Texas firefighter Pat Barrett was born in Crosbyton in 1952.



The city was named for land office commissioner Stephen Crosby.[4]


Crosbyton is located at 33°39′24″N 101°14′20″W / 33.65667°N 101.23889°W / 33.65667; -101.23889 (33.656733, -101.238811)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 677 households, and 482 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.9 people per square mile (342.9/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 369.6/sq mi (142.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.49% White, 5.71% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 30.15% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.65% of the population.

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