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Welcome to Shafter Lake ...

So far, we have found very little information about Shafter Lake. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Shafter Lake to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Shafter Lake, please Contact Us.


Shafter Lake was located in the Texas Panhandle.

Shafter Lake would have been located within present day Andrews County<2>.

The location of Shafter Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Shafter Lake: Shafter Lk.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Shafter Lake is 3,160 feet [963 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Shafter Lake is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Shafter Lake was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Shafter Lake (for example, toward Eunice (NM)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Shafter Lake would have been located in the (432) area code.

Communities near Shafter Lake ...

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

  • Andrews [Andrews County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
    • Andrews [Andrews County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Shafter Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,331 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<6>
  • Florey [Andrews County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florey
    • Florey [Andrews County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Shafter Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florey
  • Frankel City [Andrews County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankel City
    • Frankel City [Andrews County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Shafter Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankel City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Seminole [Gaines County]
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    • Seminole [Gaines County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Shafter Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,952 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminole
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminole<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jones City [Lea County]
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      • Jones City [Lea County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the west of Shafter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones City
    • Eunice [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eunice
      • Eunice [Lea County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the west of Shafter Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eunice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eunice<6>
    • Maypens [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
      • Maypens [Lea County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the west of Shafter Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
    • Goldsmith [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsmith
      • Goldsmith [Ector County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the south of Shafter Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsmith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsmith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsmith<6>
    • Scharbauer City [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scharbauer City
      • Scharbauer City [Ector County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Shafter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scharbauer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scharbauer City
    • Gardendale [Ector County]

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

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

Adding Shafter Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shafter Lake in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shafter Lake was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities in Texas

About Andrews County

About Texas

The official website for Andrews County: www.co.andrews.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shafter Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Andrews, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shafter Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shafter Lake) 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 Shafter Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shafter LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shafter Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4046, Longitude: -102.6660       In this case, the coordinates for Shafter Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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