Decennial Census As of the of 2000, 1,805 people, 676 households, and 494 families resided in the city. For every 100 females, there were 95. Archived from on September 11, 2013. The average household size was 2. She was born in McCamey on May 20, 1942. McCamey was served by the.
Archived from on May 12, 2015. . The company drilled fifty-two producing wells before it struck the first dry hole. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91. Born February 8, 1948 in McCamey. Bishop Fitzpatrick was a man of great good humor, a great companion at the dinner table or in a political demonstration, and he never flinched in standing up for economic and political justice.
He opened Casa Oscar Romero in 1982 to provide shelter and assistance for Central American refugees as part of the sanctuary movement. McCamey was the location of a Humble Oil Company Refinery, one of the first built in West Texas. A post office was built in 1926, and the town was incorporated near the end of that year. Tubb of to establish the Trebol Oil Company. During the trial of Casa Romero director Jack Elder, Fitzpatrick testified that while no law of the Roman Catholic Church specifically required Catholics to provide sanctuary or rides to Salvadorans, he believed that providing such assistance constituted an appropriate expression of the Christian gospel. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 52. In the city, the population was distributed as 30.
In 1940, the Texas oilman and industrialist moved to McCamey, where he joined M. He worked eighteen-hour days as Trebol's tool pusher, pumper, and production supervisor. The population of the town declined during the along with the price of oil, and as the discovery of large oil fields elsewhere pulled workers away. There were 854 housing units at an average density of 426. The of the city was 72. He was born in McCamey on December 4, 1940. A potable water supply was found in a geologic unit only 17 miles 27 km distant, and pipes were built to transport it to town in 1929.
The median age was 36 years. Noël was so occupied in the pursuits of the business that he claimed to have been unaware that he had become a millionaire until several years after the accumulation of his early fortune. Water supply was a problem in the early years of McCamey, as the nearby water sources were not drinkable. He brought in a real estate developer from , , to lay out a townsite near the oil field and along the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway capable of housing 10,000 people. Of the 676 households, 35. The town was initially a jumble of tents and frame shacks; order came slowly, replacing the lawlessness of the early boomtown environment. McCamey, whose 1925 wildcat well brought about the oil boom in the region.
In 1927, the was formed, and an enterprising newspaperman printed the first issue of the Tri-County Record, the first town newspaper. According to the , the city has a total area of 2. He was a staunch supporter of the United Farmworkers Union and the rights of migrant workers. He formed the sponsoring organization that invited the Industrial Areas Foundation to organize in the Valley, leading to the creation of Valley Interfaith in 1982. The town is about five miles 8 km east of the along. In 1940 there were 2,600 people in McCamey; in 1980, there were 2,436; and the 2000 census showed the population had shrunk to 1,805.
An early experiment by in massive oil storage in McCamey proved a failure: local oilmen built a reservoir to hold up to one million barrels of oil in an earthen tank, but the limestone formation underneath the tank cracked under the weight of the crude, allowing much of it to leak into the subsurface. Died March 25, 2009 of mantle cell aged 61 in. . . .
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