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Erath County TX
Erath County

ALEXANDER, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Erath County, North Central Texas

Junction of Hwy 6 and FM 914
12 miles SE of Stephenville
Population 40 est. (2010)

Alexander, Texas Area Hotels > Stephenville Hotels
Alexander, Texas country  road
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2005
History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Harper's Mill - a post office was granted in 1876. According to the Handbook of Texas the name change occurred in 1881 when the Texas Central Railroad came through.

The railroad platted the town after purchasing the land from W. C. Keith in 1880. Alexander expanded briefly, but growth diminished when the railroad reached Stephenville in 1889.

In 1890, Alexander had a population of 381 where it remained through 1900.

The town had 200 people in 1940 and the post office closed sometime before 1970.

A cemetery is shown inside the city limits of Alexander on the TxDoT map of Erath County.
Alexander Texas city limit
Entering Alexander
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, April 2003
Alexander TX - First Century Church
First Century Church
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2016
Alexander TX - First Century Church
"First Century Church
Freedom from Sin"

Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2016
Spanish speaking Assembly of God Church in Alexander, Texas
Spanish speaking Assembly of God Church
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, April 2003
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Alexander TX - Stone Structure
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2016
Alexander, Texas road sign
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2005
Old house in Alexander, Texas
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2005
Bowman Ridge Cemetery  near Alexander, Texas
The sign to Bowman Ridge Cemetery
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2005

The McDow Hole by Bob Hopkins
Texas Historic Ghost Story

"... By the 1880’s, the railroad had come to Erath County resulting in the establishment of the town of Alexander. The now “ghost town” is located about three miles south of the McDow. One Sunday afternoon a conversation about the ghost began in a local saloon...." more

Alexander TX Erath County 1938 Postmark
Alexander TX cover with  1938 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Alexander, TX 1938 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Alexander, Texas Forum

  • Remembering Alexander and the "Fattest Kitten" in Erath County
    "...Alexander was a wonderful place to grow up. I could roam the whole country, all I had to do was "watch for snakes" Granny used to say every time I left the house. The McMillians lived across the northwest pasture and they had lots of kids. We used to pick up pecans from a tree down in the flat to make money. That tree must have produced tons of pecans for us kids. We fished and swam under the old train bridge. Caught my biggest catfish ever. 68 lbs...." more - Duby Joe Moore, Charleston, South Carolina, March 16, 2006

  • The Alexander State Bank was acquired by the Dublin National Bank in 1926. All that remains is an old vault. - Ronnie, February 09, 2004


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