Archer City is a city in Archer County, Texas, United States. It is the county seat of Archer County.
The city lies at the junction of State Highway 79 and State Highway 25. It is located 25 miles south of Wichita Falls, Texas, and is part of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,834 at the 2010 census.
The city is named for Branch Tanner Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas.
Twelve miles west-northwest of the city lies a 1.5-mile antenna, the Lake Kickapoo Field Station, operated by the 20th Space Control Squadron, and part of the Air Force Space Surveillance System, used for observing objects passing over the United States. It is the primary anchor transmitter for the Space Command southern "fence" (or "Space Fence") network for monitoring the space defense system. It extends east-to-west across America at about the 33rd parallel north. The antenna has no public access and restricted entry.
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