Fabens is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Texas,United States. The population was 8,257 at the 2010 census. It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fabens is the birthplace of jockeyBill Shoemaker. The ZIP Codes encompassing the CDP area are 79836 and 79838.
Location of Fabens, Texas
The name Fabens comes from an attorney named George Wilson Fabens who worked for the railroad. As the railroad was being built, new towns were named after railroad employees. Mr. Fabens was born on October 29, 1857, and died in 1939.