Grain elevator in Hale Center
Hale Center is a city in Hale County, Texas. The population was 2,252 at the 2010 census.
Hale Center was founded in 1893 with the merger of two rival communities, Hale City and Epworth, both founded in 1891. Residents moved buildings to the new site. The new post office was named for the fact that the community is at the center of the county.
A tornado destroyed downtown Hale Center on June 2nd 1965, including many businesses, city hall, and the fire station. Casualties included five dead and sixty injured, with $8 million in property damage.