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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Texas
County Tom Green
Elevation 2,011 ft (613 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) Area code 325
GNIS feature ID 1369595

Tankersley, also known as Tankersly and MacGrath, is an unincorporated community in Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Tankersley is located on U.S. Route 67, Farm to Market Road 2335, and a BNSF Railway line in west-central Tom Green County.


Tankersley was named for Richard Franklin Tankersly, who donated the land for the community. A post office opened in Tankersley in 1910 and closed in 1963. The community's population reached 75 in 1946, but fell to 20 by 1953; its population remained at 20 in 1990. By 1980, the community still contained a school, a cemetery, and the West Texas Boys Ranch. In 2003, a FedEx Cessna Caravan crashed on a plot of land belonging to the West Texas Boys Ranch.

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