Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns

Casa Piedra

CASA PIEDRA, TEXAS . Casa Piedra is on Alamito Creek and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in southeastern Presidio County. A winding, unpaved road leads there from Plata, ten miles to the north. Casa Piedra began in 1883 when Domenicio Mata settled at the site on preemption land. In the lat....

Ghosttown - Casa Piedra.


CASTOLON, TEXAS . Castolon, also known as Santa Helena, was on the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park , twenty-three miles southwest of Panther Junction in southwestern Brewster County. The first known resident was Cipriano Hern?ndez, a native of Camargo, Chihuahua, who in 1903 bought three sectio....

Ghosttown - Castolon.


CATARINA, TEXAS . Catarina is on U.S. Highway 83 ten miles southeast of Asherton in southern Dimmit County. The name has been associated with the area since at least 1778; legend holds that it is the name of a Mexican woman killed by Indians on or near the site. The town was established after Asher ....

Ghosttown - Catarina.


CATFISH, TEXAS . Catfish was twelve miles southeast of Athens in southeastern Henderson County. A post office operated there from 1888 to 1910. At its height around 1900 the settlement had a flour mill, a gin, and a grocer. By the mid--1930s Catfish no longer appeared on maps, and in the early 1990s....

Ghosttown - Catfish.

Cave Creek

CAVE CREEK, TEXAS (Coryell County). Cave Creek was a small rural community ten miles north of Gatesville in northern Coryell County. It was nicknamed Peruna or Perunie after a patented medicine, high in alcohol content, which was sold at the general store. On paper the Cave Creek community had a pos....

Ghosttown - Cave Creek.


CEDRIC, TEXAS . Cedric, a mile west of Ralls in Crosby County, was laid out in 1911 by Julian Bassett in an effort to kill the infant town of Ralls. Bassett had opened the town of Crosbyton in 1908 and, in a successful attempt to secure the county seat for his town, built in 1911 the Crosbyton-South....

Ghosttown - Cedric.


CELE, TEXAS . Cele is two miles west of Farm Road 973 and seven miles north of Manor in northeastern Travis County. It was established in the 1890s and was supposedly named for Lucille Custer, daughter of a local store owner. A post office opened there in 1896 with John Pitts Johns as postmaster. Wh....

Ghosttown - Cele .

Center Point

CENTER POINT, TEXAS (Camp County). Center Point is just off Farm Road 2057 nine miles southeast of Pittsburg in southeastern Camp County. The site was originally settled by former slaves, beginning shortly after their emancipation in 1865. Because the major roads through the area crossed at the cent....

Ghosttown - Center Point.


CENTERVILLE, TEXAS (Henderson County). Centerville, a former county seat, was twelve miles northeast of Buffalo, six miles west of Eustace, and sixteen miles northwest of Athens in Henderson County. On March 14, 1848, the Texas legislature reduced the size of the county and ordered a survey to deter....

Ghosttown - Centerville .

Chalk Mountain

CHALK MOUNTAIN, TEXAS . Chalk Mountain, on U.S. Highway 67 near the Somervell county line in southeastern Erath County, was named for a nearby elevation of white rock. Although the J. H. F. Skipper ranch, founded in the area in 1860, may have served as a prewar trading center, the community of Chalk....

Ghosttown - Chalk Mountain.

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