Uncovered Texas



WHITEFLAT, TEXAS (Motley County). Whiteflat, on State Highway 70 ten miles northwest of Matador in west central Motley County, was originally a line camp on the Matador Ranch . It was named in 1899 either by Bill Tilson or by Mrs. H. H. Campbell, who had been impressed by the white needlegrass in th....

Ghosttown - Whiteflat.


WHITFIELD, TEXAS . Whitfield is in southeastern Swisher County. It began about 1891, when a store and post office opened, and was named for an early settler. A Baptist congregation began meeting that year at the home of J. M. Lovvorn, but it was not formally organized until 1900. At its peak the vil....

Ghosttown - Whitfield.


WHON, TEXAS . Whon is at the junction of Farm Road 2633 and county road LR, in far southeastern Coleman County. Its name is an Anglicized version of Juan, the name of a Mexican cowboy who once lived on the McCain Ranch. Sam H. McCain bought Mrs. Wagie Cooper's half section on Camp Creek in 1903, and....

Ghosttown - Whon.

William Penn

WILLIAM PENN, TEXAS . William Penn is on Jackson Creek and Farm Road 390 (here the route of the La Bah?a Road), twelve miles northeast of Brenham in northern Washington County. The site is three miles south of Hidalgo Bluffs, the Brazos River site of the Hidalgo settlement during the Republic of Tex....

Ghosttown - William Penn.


ZANA, TEXAS . Zana was located twenty-three miles south of San Augustine near the southwestern corner of San Augustine County in an area now inundated by Sam Rayburn Reservoir . A post office opened in Zana in 1886, and by 1896 the community had a population of fifty, Christian and Baptist churches,....

Ghosttown - Zana.


ZULCH, TEXAS . Zulch was on the headwaters of Kickapoo Creek near the junction of Farm roads 39 and 1372, eleven miles southwest of Madisonville in southwestern Madison County. Settlement in the vicinity began in the late 1830s when the Robert Moseley family established a homestead in what was then ....

Ghosttown - Zulch .


ZUNKERVILLE, TEXAS . Zunkerville, located on State Highway 72 twelve miles west of Kenedy in the southwestern corner of Karnes County, was named after H. R. Zunker, who settled there in 1916 and built a store and a cotton gin for the surrounding farming community. In 1948 maps indicated a number of ....

Ghosttown - Zunkerville.

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