Wink in Winkler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Wink Junior High and High School
Roy Orbison, a rock-n-roll singer and songwriter, grew up in Wink and graduated from Wink High School in 1954. While attending high school, Orbison and some friends formed a country music group called the Wink Westerners. Orbison and his band often performed at the school and on a weekly radio station program.
The high school not only served as a location for learning but also as a meeting place for community activities and sporting events. Local groups have met in the cafeteria over the years, and Wildcat Alumni hold
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17754.)
Location. 31° 45.298′ N, 103° 9.149′ W. Marker is in Wink, Texas, in Winkler County. Marker is on North Rosey Dodd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Rosey Dodd Avenue, Wink TX 79789, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roy Orbison (approx. ¼ mile away); Winkler County Discovery Well (approx. ¼ mile away); Wink (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Wink Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Duval Townsite (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Community Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Winkler County Courthouse (approx. 7.8 miles away); Colonel C. M. Winkler (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wink.
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