Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


Clara

CLARA, TEXAS (Wichita County). Clara is on Farm Road 1813 and State Highway 240 twelve miles northwest of Wichita Falls in north central Wichita County. Development of the community began in April 1886, when Herman Specht filed the plat for a new town named in honor of his wife, Clara (Vogel). A Cla....

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Clarkson

CLARKSON, TEXAS . Clarkson is on Farm Road 1445 nine miles northeast of Cameron in northern Milam County. A post office operated there from 1889 to 1906. In 1903 the community had a one-teacher school for forty-three white students and a two-teacher school for 105 black students. Clarkson had a popu....

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Clarkwood

CLARKWOOD, TEXAS . Clarkwood was on the Texas-Mexican Railway on a site that is now Woodland Park in Corpus Christi in eastern Nueces County. It was established in 1909 and was named for Z. H. Clark, a developer of the townsite. The post office was established in June of 1909 with John S. Byerley as....

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Cleo

CLEO, TEXAS . Cleo is on Farm Road 2291 ten miles northwest of Junction in northern Kimble County. Around 1860 Raleigh Gentry settled a mile south of the present location of Cleo. The first attempt to establish a community took place on March 11, 1880, when Thomas Riggs opened a post office initiall....

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Click

CLICK, TEXAS . Click is on Barnett Branch near Sandy Creek in Sandy Valley, fifteen miles southeast of Llano in southeastern Llano County. It was granted a post office in 1880 with Benjamim F. Lowe as postmaster. The community was named for the large family descended from Malachi Click, an early set....

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Climax

CLIMAX, TEXAS (Collin County). Climax is at the intersection of Farm roads 1377 and 2756, five miles east of McKinney in central Collin County. It was first settled by Williams Warden, a farmer who moved to Texas from Missouri in 1844. In 1850 Warden received a Peters' colony land certificate for 64....

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Climax

CLIMAX, TEXAS (Nacogdoches County). Climax, on La Nana Bayou off U.S. Highway 59 eight miles south of Nacogdoches in southern Nacogdoches County, grew up around 1900 as a flag stop on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. In 1910 the population was twenty-eight. At one time there were several stores i....

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Cline

CLINE, TEXAS . Cline is on U.S. Highway 90 and the Southern Pacific Railroad eighteen miles west of Uvalde in southwestern Uvalde County. The site was in Dawson County between 1858 and 1866. The community was first settled by Celeste Pingenot, from Castroville, who arrived with some cattle in 1870 a....

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Coble Switch

Not much is known about Coble Witch. It appears to be all oil derricks and farm land.....

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Codman

CODMAN, TEXAS . Codman was on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway eight miles southwest of Miami in southern Roberts County. When the county was organized in 1889 the community was an election precinct with three legal voters, yet thirty-eight local votes were polled in the election of county officia....

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