Barnhart, Texas

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Barnhart is an unincorporated community in Irion County, Texas, United States.[1] It was founded by Willam A. Barnhart in 1910, when the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway was constructed through the area. A post office opened in Barnhart in 1912, and a school operated in the community from 1912 to 1969. As of 2000, Barnhart's population was 160.[2]

The Irion County Independent School District serves area students.

Barnhart is suffering a drought exacerbated by the copious consumption of groundwater used in the hydraulic fracking process of petroleum extraction.[3]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Barnhart has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ "Barnhart". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Compton, Tracey L. "Barnhart, TX". Handbook of Texas. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Goldenberg, Suzanne (11 August 2013). "A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water". Guardian. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Barnhart, Texas

Coordinates: 31°07′59″N 101°10′22″W / 31.13295°N 101.17286°W / 31.13295; -101.17286