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Welcome to Olton ...

The city of Olton is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Olton is located in Lamb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olton has a population of 2,058 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Olton.

The community of Olton is 3,610 feet [1,100 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Olton is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

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

Olton is within the boundaries of the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Olton: 79064<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olton had an population of 2,058 people. This is a decrease of 7.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olton had a population of 2,215 people (which is 15.85% of the total population of Lamb County). This makes Olton the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,215 people, the population of Olton decreased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,288 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Olton.

Communities near Olton ...

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

  • Hale Center (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hale Center
    • Hale Center lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Olton and is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hale Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hale Center<6>
  • Hart (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart
    • Hart lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Olton and is located in Castro County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,016 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hart<6>
  • Earth (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earth
    • Earth lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Olton and is located in Lamb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earth<6>
  • Amherst (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Olton and is located in Lamb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 652 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<6>
  • Edmonson (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonson
    • Edmonson lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Olton and is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonson<6>
  • Springlake (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springlake
    • Springlake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Olton and is located in Lamb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springlake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springlake<6>
  • Hart Camp (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Camp
    • Hart Camp was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Olton and is located in Lamb County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fieldton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldton
    • Fieldton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Olton and is located in Lamb County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fieldton<6>
  • Cotton Center (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Center
    • Cotton Center lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Olton and is located in Hale County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Center
  • Hale City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hale City
    • Hale City was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Olton and is located in Hale County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hale City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Olton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Olton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Olton. 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 Olton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olton ...

Looking for more information about Olton? 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 Olton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Olton.

Adding Olton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Olton was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Olton on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Lamb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Olton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olton - 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 city (such as Olton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Olton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Olton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1812, Longitude: -102.1349    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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