In Hutchinson County
, Borger is located northeast of Amarillo
and northwest of Pampa
at the junction of Hwys 136, 152, and 207, near the Canadian River
and Lake Meredith.
It was named for Ace Borger in the 1920s, and his wasn't the first colorful name to be associated with the town. Others were J.D. (Big Heart) Williams, the hamburger stand man, 'Two-Gun Dick' Herwig, and W.J. (Shine) Popejoy, the king of the Texas bootleggers. During a particularly lawless period, it was nicknamed 'Booger Town.'
In 1980 Borger had 488 businesses, including several manufacturers. Borger remains an important shipping point for agricultural produce as well as for the petroleum products manufactured there.
In 1990 the population was 15,675.