Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


Aguilares

AGUILARES, TEXAS . Aguilares is on State Highway 359 and the Texas-Mexican Railway twenty-four miles east of Laredo in southeastern Webb County. It is named for Locario, Jos?, Francisco, Pr?spero, and Librado Aguilar, who settled in the area in the 1870s. The town started as a ranching community. In....

Ghosttown - Aguilares.


Alabama

ALABAMA TRACE . The Alabama Trace was an Indian trail that extended from a point on the Old San Antonio Road about three miles west of what is now San Augustine, Texas, to the Lower Coushatta Village (Colita's Village ) on the Trinity River in what is now San Jacinto County. The route of this trail ....

Ghosttown - Alabama.


Alanreed

ALANREED, TEXAS . Alanreed is on Interstate Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 66 in southern Gray County. In the early 1880s a group of farmers clearing timber from the basin of McClellan Creek selected the site, which was on the stage line from Mobeetie to Clarendon. By 1884 the Clarendon Land and Cattle....

Ghosttown - Alanreed.


Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, TEXAS . Albuquerque was on the Clear Fork of Sandies Creek two miles south of the junction of Gonzales, Wilson, and Guadalupe counties in Gonzales County. The site was believed to be in Wilson County until a 1914 survey showed it inside the Gonzales county line. Probably the settlement ....

Ghosttown - Albuquerque.


Alcino

ALCINO, TEXAS . Alcino was two miles northwest of the site of the present community of Cedar Hill in northeast Floyd County. The settlement was named either for a town in New Mexico or for postmaster John Dillard's wife, Alcinie. An Alcino post office existed from March 10, 1917, until August 31, 19....

Ghosttown - Alcino.


Aldine

ALDINE, TEXAS (Uvalde County). Aldine is on Farm Road 1051 and the Dry Frio River two miles north of the junction of U.S. Highway 83 and Farm Road 1051 in north central Uvalde County. A post office operated there from 1885 to 1891. Some of the original settlers around 1880 were the Mousers, the Blak....

Ghosttown - Aldine.


Aldridge

ALDRIDGE, TEXAS (Jasper County). Aldridge was on the Burr's Ferry, Browndell and Chester Railroad, about seventy miles north of Beaumont in extreme northwestern Jasper County. The area's rich forests attracted outside lumber interests by the late nineteenth century, and the Aldridge Lumber Company, ....

Ghosttown - Aldridge.


Alexander

ALEXANDER, TEXAS . Alexander, at the junction of State Highway 6 and Farm Road 914 in southern Erath County, was named Harper's Mill when a post office was established there in 1876. John D. St. Clair was the first postmaster and was still serving in 1881, when the name was changed to Alexander, pos....

Ghosttown - Alexander.


Allred

ALLRED, TEXAS . Allred is just north of State Highway 83 and seventy miles southwest of Lubbock in southern Yoakum County. At the site was once the largest undeveloped oilfield in Texas. The town was conceived by Walter E. Young and M. A. Shields in 1937, soon after the first oil discoveries, and pr....

Ghosttown - Allred .


Alton

ALTON, TEXAS (Denton County). Alton, established by the state legislature on February 24, 1848, to replace Pinckneyville as county seat of Denton County, was less than a mile from the site of present-day Corinth in the east central part of the county. For three years the residence of W. C. Baines, t....

Ghosttown - Alton.



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