Uncovered Texas



WASHINGTON, ALEXANDER HAMILTON(1805-1868). Alexander Hamilton Washington, planter, lawyer, Indian agent, and Confederate Army officer, was born on March 5, 1805, the son of Warner and Sarah (Rootes) Washington, Jr., at Audley, a farm near Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. His great-grandfather wa....

Ghosttown - Washington.


WAYSIDE, TEXAS (Armstrong County). Wayside, on Ranch Road 285 south of Palo Duro Canyon four miles east of the Randall county line and three miles north of the Swisher county line in the southwest corner of Armstrong County, was founded as a rural school district in 1893. Originally it was named Beu....

Ghosttown - Wayside.


WHITTENBURG, JAMES ANDREW(1857-1936). James Andrew Whittenburg, cattleman, the son of George and Sarah (Jarvis) Whittenburg, was born on May 7, 1857, in Chillicothe, Missouri. After the Civil War Whittenburg's imagination was fired by reports of the cattle trade, and at the age of twelve he devised ....

Ghosttown - Whittenburg.

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Explore the many missions, forts and presidios that explorers and soldiers constucted to settle the lands now called Texas.

Tour the history of Texas through the text of the thousands of historical markers found all across the Lone State State.

Discover the deserted, forgotten and abandoned towns of Texas. Some vanished over night while others slowly slipped away.