Place:Skellytown, Carson, Texas, United States

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NameSkellytown
TypeTown
Coordinates35.573°N 101.172°W
Located inCarson, Texas, United States
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Skellytown is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. The population was 610 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Amarillo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1926 Skelly Oil Company purchased a 320-acre lease from Henry Schafer, a local rancher on whose land the Roxana oil pool was located. Schafer platted a new townsite, which he named Skelly in honor of the company's founder and president, William Grove Skelly of Tulsa, OK. The town was named for oilman William G. Skelly.

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