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Entry from September 06, 2010
The only town in Texas that’s Knott Texas (Knott slogan)

Jim Hightower wrote in 1993: “There’s a town motto that I especially like. It’s for a little west Texas burg called Knot (sic). Its slogan is: ‘The only town in Texas that’s Knot Texas.’”

Hightower probably misspelled the town of “Knott,” a town with a population of under 1,000.


Wikipedia: Knott, Texas
Knott is an unincorporated community in northwestern Howard County, Texas, United States. It lies along FM 846 northwest of the city of Big Spring, the county seat of Howard County. Its elevation is 2,612 feet (796 m). Although Knott is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79748.

Knott, along with its neighbor West Knott, was named for rancher Calvin Stevenson Knott, one of the first settlers in the area. Agriculture is important in the Knott area; although watermelons were once significant in the local economy, cotton farming is now dominant.

Handbook of Texas Online
KNOTT, TEXAS. Knott is at the intersection of Farm roads 2230 and 846, a mile east of West Knott in northwestern Howard County. Both communities were named for pioneer rancher and farmer Calvin Stevenson Knott, who shipped cattle from a railroad siding in the area. In 1928 the Knott community had a population of 200, a figure which evidently included the residents of West Knott; later censuses combine the two. By 1931 the settlement had a post office. The community’s population was 350 in 1947 and 685 from 1969 to 2000. The area was once a leading producer of watermelons for the Fort Worth market and has long been a prime region for grain crops.

Jim Hightower
Disney - History
Friday, December 10, 1993 | Posted by Jim Hightower
There’s a town motto that I especially like. It’s for a little West Texas burg call Knot—K-N-O-T. Its slogan is: “The only town in Texas That’s Knot Texas.”

Well, things are kind of slow out there.

Houston (TX) Press
Mickey and Minnie, the Robber Barons
By Jim Hightower Thursday, Dec 16 1993
There’s a town motto that I especially like. It’s for a little west Texas burg called Knot. Its slogan is: “The only town in Texas that’s Knot Texas.”

Well, things are kind of slow out there.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Monday, September 06, 2010 • Permalink


There’s a Knott, Texas, that is in the west. Hightower probably just misspelled it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knott,_Texas

Posted by Ken Hirsch  on  09/07  at  07:12 AM

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