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Welcome to Bushland ...

Bushland is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Bushland is located in Potter County<1>.


The location of Bushland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Bushland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Bushland is 3,820 feet [1,164 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Bushland is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bushland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Bushland, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Bushland: (806)

The ZIP code for Bushland: 79012<4>

Communities near Bushland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bushland.

  • Amarillo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Canyon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Lake Tanglewood
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tanglewood
    • Lake Tanglewood is located in Randall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 898 people
  • Timbercreek Canyon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercreek Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercreek Canyon
    • Timbercreek Canyon is located in Randall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
  • Palisades
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palisades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
    • Palisades is located in Randall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
  • Bishop Hills
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Hills
    • Bishop Hills is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
  • Soncy
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Wildorado
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildorado
    • Wildorado is located in Oldham County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildorado <5>
  • Umbarger
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Dawn
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawn
    • Dawn is located in Deaf Smith County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawn <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bushland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bushland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bushland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bushland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bushland. See our Newspapers Page for Bushland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bushland ...

Looking for more information about Bushland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bushland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bushland.

Adding Bushland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bushland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bushland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Bushland post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bushland.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bushland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Potter County: www.co.potter.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Potter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bushland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bushland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bushland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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