Tulia is a city in, and county seat of, Swisher County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,967 at the 2010 census; in the 2013 census estimate, it had fallen to 4,903. The city is at the junction of U.S. Route 87 and Texas State Highway 86, approximately two miles east of Interstate 27. Tulia is a center for farming and agribusiness activities.
|Motto: The City With A Future|
Location of Tulia, Texas
|Coordinates: 34°32′09″N 101°45′31″W|
Its site was originally on the acreage of the Tule Ranch division of the JA Ranch. In 1887 a post office was established in James A. Parrish's dugout on Middle Tule Draw nine miles west of what is now the site of Tulia. Evidently the name Tule, after the nearby creek, had been selected for this post office, but at some point a clerk's error changed the name to Tulia. By 1900 Tulia was prospering as a stopping point for freight-wagon traffic en route to the railheads of Colorado City and Amarillo. A booming new era began with the extension of the Santa Fe line to Tulia in December 1906. With it came more settlers. In the mid-1980s local industrial plants manufactured products such as clothing and farm implements, and there were four large cattle-feeding enterprises nearby.
Tulia is located at (34.5358942, -101.7585159). It is located 46 miles (74 km) south of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all of it land.
The city is served by the Tulia Independent School District.
Schools that serve Tulia include: