Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


AMPHION, TEXAS . Amphion is nine miles northwest of Pleasanton in west central Atascosa County, just east of Ranch Road 2146. The majority of settlers came to the site in the late 1880s. Some have claimed that Amphion was the first county seat. A Masonic lodge and a summer normal school were establi....

Ghosttown - Amphion.


ANARENE, TEXAS . Anarene, in south central Archer County, was named for Annie Lawrence Graham, daughter of pioneer settler J. M. Keen, who, after serving in the Confederate Army, began ranching in the area and built up his herd to 15,000 head. He used a terrapin emblem for a brand because he found a....

Ghosttown - Anarene.

Angel City

ANGEL CITY, TEXAS . Angel City, on State Highway 239 ten miles west of Goliad in western Goliad County, is an agricultural community that was originally owned and operated by the C. C. Ramsey Enterprises to serve its tenant farmers. The settlement was named Angel City, according to one version, beca....

Ghosttown - Angel City.


ANHALT HALL . Anhalt Hall is a dance hall and community center on Anhalt Road in southwestern Comal County, a mile off Highway 46 and twenty-eight miles west of New Braunfels. The first part of the hall was constructed in 1879, and additions were completed in 1898 and 1908.....

Ghosttown - Anhalt .


ANTIOCH, TEXAS (Stonewall County). Antioch was about two miles west of the site of present Peacock, near the Salt Fork of the Brazos River in west central Stonewall County. The settlement was established around 1889 and grew to include two stores and a gin during the 1890s and early 1900s. The Antio....

Ghosttown - Antioch.


ARDEN, TEXAS . Arden, on Rocky Creek in northeastern Irion County, was named for John and Katie Arden, who settled a claim at the site by 1885. The community acquired a post office in 1890 with W. P. Moore as postmaster. A local public school was established in 1892. Two short-lived schools had oper....

Ghosttown - Arden .


ARGENTA, TEXAS . Argenta is a rural community on Farm Road 88 nineteen miles southeast of George West in the southeastern corner of Live Oak County. Richard Bethel Bomar moved to the area from Oklahoma in 1903, cleared land, and sold it to friends from Oklahoma. In 1907 the community was granted a p....

Ghosttown - Argenta.


ARNO, TEXAS . Arno is one mile west of the Pecos River on State Highway 302 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in northeastern Reeves County. The settlement began as one of many promotional townsites in the county early in the twentieth century. An Arno post office was operated from 1907 ....

Ghosttown - Arno.


ARVANA, TEXAS . Arvana is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87, Farm Road 2411, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, five miles northeast of Lamesa in north central Dawson County. It was established on the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway before 1909. Ten people were living in the commun....

Ghosttown - Arvana.


ASIA, TEXAS . Asia is a farming community north of U.S. Highway 287 in northern Polk County, two miles west of Corrigan and 100 miles north of Houston. It was founded by Mexican War veteran James Standley about 1859 and developed as a rural settlement around Standley's cabinet and blacksmith shops. ....

Ghosttown - Asia.

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