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BEATTIE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Comanche County, North Central Texas
FM 588 off of Hwy 36
Approx 11 miles SW of De Leon
Approx 11 miles NW of Comanche
South of Eastland

Population 50 (estimate)


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History in a Pecan Shell

Charles F. Beatty, is the town's namesake despite the slight change in spelling. Beatty arrived in what would become Beattie around 1892.

The 20th Century arrived to find Beattie with the essential businesses of grocery, drugstore, barber and cotton gin - but no railroad. If one needed a doctor or sheriff, one could call Comanche (City) by telephone. The post office (frequently to blame for misspellings of town names) was only open from 1902 to 1908. 1930 is the town's population high-water mark when 150 people lived there. By the time WWII ended, it had lost half of its businesses and 2/3rds of its 1930 population. By the late 1980s there were no businesses in Beattie and the population estimate has remained at 50 for the last 60 years.

This bare-bones history is supplemented by Remembering Beattie, Texas a richly detailed personal account of Beattie written by Harland Moore - the man who provided the entertaining and equally detailed history of Bend, Texas.

See Remembering Beattie, Texas
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Beattie
(Above "M" in "COMANCHE")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Beattie, Texas
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