Uncovered Texas

Texas Ghost Towns


BOISE, TEXAS . Boise is on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad just south of Interstate Highway 40, twenty miles west of Adrian in southwestern Oldham County. It emerged as a shipping point for area ranchers and farmers, and mail was routed through Adrian. The depot was used until the 1980....

Ghosttown - Boise.


BOMARTON, TEXAS . Bomarton, on U.S. Highway 277 near the Knox county line in southwest Baylor County, was founded in 1906, when the Wichita Valley Railroad was extended from Seymour to Abilene. It was named for W. H. Bomar, an early settler. Tom McClure established a post office in 1906 in his store....

Ghosttown - Bomarton.


BONAMI, TEXAS . Bonami is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway sixty miles north of Beaumont in east central Jasper County. It was established in 1901 when the Lee-Irvine Lumber Company built a sawmill on the rail line, then named the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City. The site was first called....

Ghosttown - Bonami.


BONO, TEXAS . Bono is on Farm Road 2331 a mile west of U.S. Highway 67 in southwestern Johnson County. The site was settled in the early 1870s with the arrival of the families of Calvin L. Jones and B. H. Williamson, who donated twenty acres each for a townsite. Sixteen acres were set aside as a chu....

Ghosttown - Bono .


BOONVILLE, TEXAS . Boonville, the first county seat of Brazos County, was on Farm Road 158, which is also known as Boonville Road, two miles northeast of the site of what is now Bryan. The Republic of Texas Congress appointed a committeemade up of J. H. Jones, Eli Seale, William T. Millican , Joseph....

Ghosttown - Boonville.


BOQUILLAS, TEXAS . Boquillas, also known as Rio Grande Village, was on the Rio Grande eighteen miles southeast of Panther Junction in Big Bend National Park in southeastern Brewster County. Boquillas means "little mouths" in Spanish, presumably a reference to the numerous small streams or arroyos dr....

Ghosttown - Boquillas.


BORACHO, TEXAS . Boracho was on U.S. Highway 80 and the Texas and Pacific Railway ten miles west of Kent and twenty-six miles east of Van Horn in south central Culberson County. It was apparently founded around the time that the railroad was built through the area in the early 1880s. Its name is pro....

Ghosttown - Boracho.


BOXWOOD, TEXAS . Boxwood, on Farm Road 1649 twelve miles northeast of Gilmer in eastern Upshur County, was probably founded in the 1880s or early 1890s. A post office operated there from 1895 to 1906. Around 1900 Boxwood had a population of thirty. In the mid--1930s the community comprised a school,....

Ghosttown - Boxwood .

Boyd Chapel

BOYDS CHAPEL, TEXAS . Boyds Chapel is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 180 and Farm Road 126, in west central Jones County. The site was settled in the early 1890s and named for Alex Boyd. A school was built there in 1895. Various faiths met in a church built by the Methodists until the Baptists ....

Ghosttown - Boyd Chapel.


BOZ, TEXAS . Boz is on Farm Road 1493 five miles southwest of Waxahachie in southwestern Ellis County. Its settlement occurred sometime in the late 1880s or early 1890s. It had a post office from 1891 to 1906. Throughout much of its history Boz was a school and church community of area farmers. In t....

Ghosttown - Boz.

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