Tankersley, Texas facts for kids
|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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