Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, TEXAS (Collingsworth County). Aberdeen, in northeastern Collingsworth County, was a division headquarters of the Rocking Chair Ranch . The town was named for the earl of Aberdeen, one of the British owners, and planned in 1889 to be the nucleus of this ranching enterprise. A post office wa....

Ghosttown - Aberdeen.


Acala

ACALA, TEXAS . Acala is on the Rio Grande and State Highway 20, thirty-four miles northwest of Sierra Blanca near the Southern Pacific tracks in southwestern Hudspeth County. It was founded before 1925, when a post office was established with Mrs. Julia A. Vaughn as postmistress. In 1927 Acala had a....

Ghosttown - Acala.


Acme

ACME TAP RAILROAD . The Acme Tap Railroad, only 1.51 miles long, was one of the shortest common-carrier railroads in Texas. It began and ended in Acme, Hardeman County, where for several years there were two plaster plants, one operated by the Acme Cement Plaster Company, the other by the Salina Cem....

Ghosttown - Acme.


Acol

ACOL, TEXAS . Acol was a boxcar post office of the Angelina County Lumber Company ; the name of the office is an acronym of the company name. The Acol post office is associated with a site on the Southern Pacific Railway in northern Tyler County four miles northeast of Colmesneil. It served the lumb....

Ghosttown - Acol.


Acuff

ACUFF, TEXAS . Acuff is on Farm roads 40 and 789 ten miles east of Lubbock in east central Lubbock County. The town is said to have been named for Michael S. Acuff, who reportedly arrived in the area in February 1891. Other early settlers were the Thomas Acuff, L. O. Burford, and Jim Brown families.....

Ghosttown - Acuff.


Admiral

ADMIRAL, TEXAS . Admiral is eleven miles southwest of Baird in central Callahan County. The community, established in the late 1890s, was granted a post office in 1897; Henry L. Buchin, an early settler, became the first postmaster. During the first quarter of the twentieth century Admiral developed....

Ghosttown - Admiral.


Adobe Walls

ADOBE WALLS, SECOND BATTLE OF . The second battle of Adobe Walls occurred on June 27, 1874, when a buffalo hunters' camp, built in the spring of that year in what is now Hutchinson County, about a mile from the adobe ruins known as Adobe Walls was attacked by a party of about 700 Plains Indians, mos....

Ghosttown - Adobe Walls.


Adobes

ADOBES, TEXAS . Adobes is located on Farm Road 170 and the Rio Grande near Arroyo Borracho, six miles southeast of Chinati in southwestern Presidio County. It developed as a farming community in the 1870s. Antonio Madrid was an eleven-year-old boy when he came to Adobes from Mexico to herd sheep in ....

Ghosttown - Adobes.


Afton

AFTON, TEXAS (Fisher County). Afton is on Farm Road 92 five miles west of Hamlin in northeastern Fisher County. The area was settled by the Afton family in the late nineteenth century. About 1889 a school was built at the site of the Afton cemetery. Church services were held in the school for a time....

Ghosttown - Afton.


Afton

AFTON, TEXAS (Dickens County). Afton is on Farm Road 193 seventy miles east of Lubbock in north central Dickens County. Before 1891 a hunter named Patton camped near springs in the area that became known as Patton Springs. Soon after, a settlement developed south of the springs. The community's firs....

Ghosttown - Afton.



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