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Tower Building

The distinctive Tower Building was one of many commercial structures erected in the early 1930s along new U.S. Route 66. Designed by Pampa architect, J. C. Berry, the structure was built by local entrepreneur, J. M. Tindall in 1936. The Tower Building is an excellent example of a gas station/diner o....

Historical Marker - Shamrock.


BRADSHAW, TEXAS . Bradshaw is on U.S. Highway 83 some 1? miles from the Runnels county line in southern Taylor County. It was founded when the Santa Fe rail line was constructed through the area in 1909. After the railroad bypassed Audra, two miles west of the site of Bradshaw, Audra residents moved....

Ghosttown - Bradshaw.


BURKETT, TEXAS . Burkett, on State Highway 206 in northeastern Coleman County, was named in 1886 for its first postmaster, William Burkett. The original name, Pleasant Valley, was rejected by the post office. The first settlers were cowboys of the McClennan ranch, who secured land in the area and es....

Ghosttown - Burkett.


HUBBARD, TEXAS (Coryell County). Hubbard was six miles from the Friendship-Ruth crossroads in southeastern Coryell County. In its heyday, Hubbard had a grocery store, a gas station, a blacksmith, and a two-teacher school. Its residents were forced to move when the Fort Hood military reservation was ....

Ghosttown - Hubbard.


NOXVILLE, TEXAS . Noxville is on Farm Road 479 and the James River, twenty-one miles east of Junction in southeastern Kimble County. Creed Taylor, one of the first Anglo settlers in the area, built a two-story stone house on the James River in 1869. In the early 1870s Munroe McDonald, James H. Parke....

Ghosttown - Noxville.


SEGOVIA, TEXAS . Segovia is on Interstate Highway 10 eleven miles southeast of Junction in eastern Kimble County. In the early 1860s one of the earliest settlements in Kimble County began just north of Segovia on the Johnson Fork of the Llano River, where Wiles Joy had an irrigated farm. Segovia, na....

Ghosttown - Segovia.


SWENSON, TEXAS . Swenson, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 380 and Farm Road 1646, in west central Stonewall County, was laid out in 1908 by Thomas C. Hoy in anticipation of the arrival of the Stamford and Northwestern Railway and dedicated in 1910. Pioneers included Thomas C. Hoy, John W. Hoy, T....

Ghosttown - Swenson.


TARZAN, TEXAS . Tarzan is on State Highway 176 in central Martin County. J. B. McNerlin was the first settler in the area. In 1925 a two-room school was built, and soon after, Tant Lindsay built a store which, along with the school, formed the center of the community. In 1927 Lindsay submitted a lis....

Ghosttown - Tarzan .


WASTELLA, TEXAS . Wastella is on U.S. Highway 84, Farm Road 1982, and the Santa Fe Railroad, in extreme northwest Nolan County. It was platted eight miles northwest of Roscoe on land provided by Will Neeley when the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway was constructed in 1908. Neely named the townsite....

Ghosttown - Wastella.

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