Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


BIEGEL, TEXAS . Biegel was on Baylor and Cedar creeks in the Joseph Biegel league, eight miles east of La Grange in central Fayette County. Biegel, a German immigrant from Alsace-Lorraine, received his league, originally granted to F. W. Johnson, from the Mexican government on November 29, 1832. He ....

Ghosttown - Biegel.

Big Lump

BIG LUMP, TEXAS . Big Lump was a lignite-mining community on the International-Great Northern Railroad four miles west of Milano in southeastern Milam County. A post office opened there in 1912. In 1914 Big Lump had a cotton gin, a general store, and as many as 400 residents, as well as the lignite ....

Ghosttown - Big Lump.


BIPPUS, TEXAS . Bippus is on an unnumbered graded country road eleven miles south of the Oldham county line and eleven miles east of the New Mexico state line in northwestern Deaf Smith County. About 1910 several families purchased and fenced small tracts on a former XIT Ranch pasture within a ten-m....

Ghosttown - Bippus.


BIRDSTON, TEXAS . Birdston was on Farm Road 416 two miles northeast of Streetman in extreme south central Navarro County. It was probably established before the Civil War . In 1866 a Birdston post office opened, and by 1885 the town had two steam gristmill and cotton gin combinations, a sawmill, fiv....

Ghosttown - Birdston.

Black Ankle

BLACK ANKLE, TEXAS . Black Ankle is on a country road off Farm Road 3153 six miles east of San Augustine in northeastern San Augustine County. In 1940 the community had the Black Ankle school and a number of scattered dwellings. By 1988 all that remained at the site was a church.....

Ghosttown - Black Ankle.


BLEWETT, TEXAS . Blewett, a mining community originally known as Carbonville, is on Farm Road 1022 and Turkey Creek five miles southeast of Cline in far southwestern Uvalde County. Outcroppings of limestone rock asphalt cover 50,000 to 60,000 acres in the area. The Lathe Carbon Company, formed, acco....

Ghosttown - Blewett.

Blue Gap

BLUE GAP, TEXAS . Blue Gap was near the Coleman county line twenty-five miles northeast of Ballinger in extreme northeastern Runnels County. A log post office, established there in February 1878 with James K. Paulk as postmaster, was the first in the county; it was, in fact, founded before the count....

Ghosttown - Blue Gap.


BLUFFTON, TEXAS . Bluffton, also known as New Bluffton, is on Farm Road 2241 near the western shore of Lake Buchanan twelve miles northeast of Llano in northeastern Llano County. One of the earliest settlements in the region that was to become Llano County, Bluffton originated when Billy Davis settl....

Ghosttown - Bluffton.

Bogus Springs

BOGUS SPRINGS, TEXAS . Bogus Springs was in the Rodessa oilfield a mile east of McLeod in southeastern Cass County. The community had ten residents and one rated business in the mid--1930s and twenty residents and one business in the mid--1950s. By 1986 Bogus Springs no longer existed as a named com....

Ghosttown - Bogus Springs.

Bois D'Arc

BOIS D'ARC, TEXAS (Anderson County). Bois d'Arc is at the intersection of Farm Road 860 and State Highway 19, fifteen miles northwest of Palestine in northwestern Anderson County. In the 1930s the settlement had a church, a single business, a number of dwellings scattered along the road, and a distr....

Ghosttown - Bois D'Arc.

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