Roaring Springs, Texas

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Roaring Springs is a town in Motley County, Texas, United States. The population was 265 at the 2000 census. The town was laid out in 1912, anticipating service of the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway, and named in 1913, when the railroad began operations.

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Notable people

Verlon Dale Bigham (April 26, 1916–January 8, 2010), a Lubbock businessman, owned the Bigham IX Ranch located near his birthplace in Roaring Springs. His holdings included Anderson Bigham Sheet Metal, which he founded and operated from 1939–1989, and Bigham Brothers Manufacturing, established in 1960 with his late brother, Croft Bigham. He was a past president of the Lubbock and the Red Raider clubs, a former board member of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, a past director of the Lubbock National Bank, and a member of the Masonic lodge. Bigham died of natural causes at the age of ninety-three. He and his wife, Betty Lou, had three children, Beverly Aderholt, Jerry Bigham, and Don Bigham, who predeceased his father.[3]

Geography

Roaring Springs is located at 33°54′3″N 100°51′28″W / 33.90083°N 100.85778°W / 33.90083; -100.85778 (33.900716, -100.857640)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 265 people, 117 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 248.4 people per square mile (95.6/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 135.9/sq mi (52.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.70% White, 1.51% African American, 6.04% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.30% of the population.

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