About This Place
Fritch is a city in Hutchinson and Moore counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,235 at the 2000 census. Fritch and the surrounding area is served by ZIP code 79036. The town is colloquially known as "Fritch, America." The current Mayor is Kevin Keener, City Manager is Ernest Terry, and the City Secretary is Leslie Bass.
Fritch is located at 35°38′23″N 101°36′3″W / 35.63972°N 101.60083°W / 35.63972; -101.60083 (35.639639, -101.600921) in the geographic center of the Texas Panhandle region. It is 30 miles north-northeast of Amarillo and 15 miles west of Borger in an area of where the typically flat High Plains are broken up into canyons and draws by the Canadian River. The city itself sits on a flat piece of land surrounded by undulating terrain due to this phenomenon.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land. Lake Meredith lies just outside the city of Fritch and is a main source of water for surrounding communities, though the city actually uses well water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer for its municipal water supply. the lake is drying up.