|City of Dumas|
Dumas, TX collage in 2015
Location of Dumas, Texas
Dumas is a city in Moore County, Texas, United States. The population was 14,691 at the 2010 census. It is the county seatof Moore County. Located approximately fifty miles north of Amarillo, the city is named for its founder, Louis Dumas (1856–1923). Dumas Avenue, the main thoroughfare, is also United States Highways 287 and 87.
Window on the Plains Museum, which offers exhibits on Moore County and the Texas Panhandle, is located on South Dumas Avenue, the main thoroughfare. Dumas is home to Moore County Airport, a general aviation airport 2-miles west of the central business district.
The Dumas government claims, with some documentation, that the song "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas" was written about the city. Composed in the late 1920s by Phil Baxter (a native Texan who lived for a time in Dumas) and Carl Moore, the song has also sometimes been claimed by Dumas inDesha County in southeastern Arkansas.
Dumas Independent School District serves Dumas.
Four separate elementary schools serve separate sections of Dumas:
Dumas Independent School District also serves Cactus.
All Dumas and Cactus children attend Dumas Junior High School and Dumas High School.
Amarillo College, a two-year fully accredited community college, has a branch campus in Dumas.
Dumas Junior High School, 2013
Dumas High School, 2013
Moore County Courthouse, Dumas, 2013