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    ANTELOPE, TEXAS

    Jack County, North Central Texas
    Loop 187, Highway 281, and FM 175
    20 Miles NW of Jacksboro
    37 Miles NE of Graham
    90 Miles NW of Fort Worth

    Population: 65 (2000)

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    Antelope TX Stone Building
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Although settlers had arrived prior to 1858, this was the year the post office was granted. Antelope became a stopping point for the cattle drives heading north. In the mid 1870s the town was platted by one Walter S. Jones, but the filing of the papers was in 1889. The following year Antelope had a respectable population of 300. A hotel for travelers was opened since Antelope was a stagestop between Graham and Henrietta. The population declined to 200 by 1914 and the hotel closed. By the 1940s it was down to 166, and by the 80s it was down to 65 residents - the same estimate used for the state map in 2006.

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    Antelope TX - Stone Gym
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Photographer's Note:
    Subject: Antelope, Texas

    By the number of pictures you can see that this little town caught my attention. Particularly the old school and the cemetery.

    The old gym was as if they just closed the doors decades ago and walked away. The school mascot sign, the scoreboard, basketball backboards, even the hardwood floor is still there. Very strange feel to the place. The newer building I believe is being used as a community center, as I saw nothing that looked like classrooms still in use.

    The cemetery was one of the best maintained I've ever seen. Unusual markers/memorials and a complete layout of the graves in a display case near the entry.

    I noticed on this trip that almost all the cemeteries I passed were very well maintained. - Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX - Antelope Cemetery historical marker
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope Cemetery
    Antelope TX WPA building
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX WPA building
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX WPA building door
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX old gym interior
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX - Antelope School 1684-1972
    Antelope School 1884-1972
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
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    Antelope TX - Baptist Church
    Antelope Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX - United Methodist Church
    Antelope United Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Antelope TX - United Methodist Church historical marker
    Antelope United Methodist Church historical marker
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
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    Antelope TX Cemetery Chapel
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009

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