Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


CHAMBERLAIN, TEXAS . Chamberlain (Chamberlin) was on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad near the route of what is now U.S. Highway 54 ten miles northeast of Dalhart in southeastern Dallam County. In 1947 the community had a grocery store and a population of fifty and received its mail fro....

Ghosttown - Chamberlin.


CHAMPION, TEXAS . Champion, on Champion Creek and Farm roads 1230 and 23-19, eight miles southwest of Roscoe in west central Nolan County, began in 1905. Alton Griffin ran the first store at the site, and later a gin and three churches opened there. A local post office operated from 1907 to 1909. Ch....

Ghosttown - Champion.


CHEAPSIDE, TEXAS . Cheapside is on Ranch Road 2067 twenty-one miles southeast of Gonzales in south central Gonzales County. The first settler to establish permanent residence there was Thomas Baker(182284), who moved to Gonzales County from the Natchez District of Mississippi and built a log cabin i....

Ghosttown - Cheapside.


CHEESELAND, TEXAS . Cheeseland was in northern Angelina County. Jacob Ferguson Humphrey, a native of Wales, moved to the site in 1844 and built a log cabin and stockade to protect his family and horses. The mail road from Alto to Homer and Rusk ran in front of Humphrey's house. On August 8, 1854, a ....

Ghosttown - Cheeseland.


CHEYENNE, TEXAS . Cheyenne was on the W. F. Scarborough Ranch, nine miles north of Kermit in northern Winkler County. In 1926 oil was discovered in the county, and in 1927 the Scarborough field was found. Anticipating an oil boom in 1928, newcomers built a number of shacks at Cheyenne. A bond electi....

Ghosttown - Cheyenne.


MILLVILLE, TEXAS . Millville is a ghost town on what was once known as Chickenfeather Road nine miles northeast of Henderson in north central Rusk County. During the 1830s, when it was first settled, the area was known as Liberty Hill. In 1853 a town was laid out after Enoch Hays and Willis Calloway....

Ghosttown - Chickenfeather.

China Grove

CHINA GROVE, TEXAS (Brazoria County). China Grove is twelve miles north of Angleton, two miles south of Rosharon, and west of State Highway 288 in northwest Brazoria County. It was named for the chinaberry trees planted for shade by Warren D. C. Hall , owner of the original land grant. Hall, who als....

Ghosttown - China Grove.


CHISPA, TEXAS . Chispa was on the Southern Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 90, sixteen miles northwest of Valentine and six miles south of Chispa Mountain in northwestern Jeff Davis County. It was founded in 1882, when the railroad built through the area. A post office was established there in 189....

Ghosttown - Chispa.


CHUMLEY, TEXAS . Chumley is on a country road off of Farm Road 353 three miles east of San Augustine in northeastern San Augustine County. In 1904 it had a school serving eighteen pupils and one teacher. In 1940 it had a cemetery and a number of dwellings. By the 1980s Chumley had a number of dwelli....

Ghosttown - Chumley .


CLAIREMONT, TEXAS . Clairemont is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 380 and State Highway 208, fourteen miles southwest of Jayton and forty-three miles east of Post in central Kent County. The site was established as the county seat on land owned by R. L. Rhomberg when Kent County was organized in....

Ghosttown - Clairemont.

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