Matador, Texas Bed and Breakfasts
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Matador is a town in and the county seat of Motley County. The population was 740 at the 2000 census. In 1891, it was established by and named for the Matador Ranch. It is located ninety-five miles east of Lubbock, Texas. The Matador Ranch was consolidated in 1882 by a Scotish syndicate, and a post office opened at Matador in 1886. At the end of the 19th century, townspeople freed the community from domination by the Matador Ranch, which was liquidated in 1951, by relocating non-ranch families there and electing their own slate of officials.
The community was incorporated in 1912 and made the county seat. The state required that a town have at least twenty businesses. Local ranch hands hence established fraudulent, temporary businesses using ranch supplies. The only real business in Matador at the time was a saloon.
Its highest population, 1,302, was reached in 1940.
Hotel Matador B&B is a newly renovated, historic property originally built in 1914. The quiet comfort of the hotel features the original floors, tin ceilings, a relaxing courtyard, gourmet breakfasts, cable TV, wireless internet, private baths, and a specialty suite with a champagne tub.
Matador (Lubbock), Texas
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