Uncovered Texas



STILES, TEXAS . Stiles is near the intersection of State Highway 137 and Centralia Draw, eighteen miles north of Big Lake in north central Reagan County. Areas of massive limestone are found in and near Stiles. The area was on the Butterfield Overland Mail route in 185961 and was settled by sheep an....

Ghosttown - Stiles.


TARRANT, TEXAS (Hopkins County). Tarrant, the first county seat of Hopkins County, was near the junction of State Highway 19/154 and Farm Road 1537, four miles north of Sulphur Springs in the central part of the county. The area was first settled by David Hopkins and his family in the winter of 1842....

Ghosttown - Tarrant.


TASCOSA, TEXAS . Tascosa, on the Canadian River in northeastern Oldham County, was named for Atascosa (Spanish for "boggy") Creek, which flows into the river at the site of the original settlement. In 1876 the creek valley was first settled and was named Plaza Atascosa by Hispanic pastores under Cas....

Ghosttown - Tascosa.

Virginia City

VIRGINIA CITY, TEXAS. Virginia City was located two miles southeast of the present intersection of Farm roads 298 and 1731 in southwest Bailey County, twenty-five miles southwest of Muleshoe. It was platted on March 13, 1909, by Matthew C. Vaughn and Samuel D. McCloud. The original townsite called f....

Ghosttown - Virginia City.


WALLISVILLE HERITAGE PARK . Wallisville Heritage Park, in Wallisville, Chambers County, is engaged in the preservation, restoration, and study of the Wallisville Townsite and the El Orcoquisac Archeological District, two sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Texas. In 1979 a private, ....

Ghosttown - Wallisville .


WALTHALL, TEXAS . Walthall (Walthal) was east of the Colorado River five miles southeast of Ballinger in southeast Runnels County. The town was started about 1875, when a telegraph station was established by William Hightower on a new line running from Camp Colorado to Fort Concho. Within a short ti....

Ghosttown - Walthall.

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