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Bledsoe, Texas
Bledsoe, Texas is located in Texas
Bledsoe, Texas
Bledsoe, Texas
Location in Texas
Bledsoe, Texas is located in the United States
Bledsoe, Texas
Bledsoe, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Cochran
 (1990 est.)
 • Total 125
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-08644

Bledsoe is an unincorporated community in western Cochran County, Texas, located near the New Mexico border. It is about 68 miles west of Lubbock, Texas. As of the 1990 US Census, the town had a population of 125.


Bledsoe was founded in 1925 as the terminus of the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway, and named for Samuel T. Bledsoe, the line's president. The town gained its original prosperity through its function as a cattle-shipping station, and reached its greatest population of 400 in 1930. The Great Depression had dire effect on the community and throughout the remainder of the 20th century the population continued to dwindle; the last recorded figure put the 1990 population at 125.


It is within the Whiteface Consolidated Independent School District. The former Bledsoe Independent School District merged into Whiteface CISD on July 1, 1996.

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