Whitharral (pronounced "WHIT-hair-ul") is an unincorporated community in Hockley County, Texas, United States.
Water tower in Whitharral
Whitharral was founded in 1924 after the sale of the Littlefield ranchlands. The town was named for an early settler by the name of Whitfield Harral (or possibly Harold Whitfield).
A school was founded in 1925, and a post office the following year. Cotton gins, three churches, a garage, and a general store followed soon after.
Tornadoes have hit the town twice. The first occurred on Easter Sunday of 1957, causing some residential damage. Late in the evening on April 17, 1970, a violent tornado caused heavy damage to parts of the city and flattened the school's gym just minutes after fans and players had left the facility.
The Whitharral Independent School District serves area students. The high school football team has played in the UIL six-man football state championship three times, winning in 1981 and 2001.
On March 2, 2013, the Whitharral girls basketball team, the Lady Panthers, captured the Class 1A Division II state championship by defeating Saltillo of Hopkins County, Texas.
Cotton gin, Whitharral.
Whitharral Panthers six-man football.