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BLANTON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hill County, Central Texas North

FM 934 (6 miles E of FM 933 junction)
8 miles NE of ghost town Huron
13 Miles NW of Hillsboro the county seat
Population: 0008 (2000)

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Blanton Tx - Community Tabernacle
Blanton Community Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Blanton emerged in the mid 1870s with a post office being granted in 1881. By the middle of that decade, Blanton had churches of three denominations and a school as well as at least one cotton gin and perhaps two gristmills.

The 1890 census reported a mere 50 residents but grew to 150 by the end of that decade. Bypassed by the Texas and Brazos Valley Railroad in the early 1900s, Blanton suffered the blow of seeing its post office close.

It managed to keep one business alive through the 1930s, but that too closed. The cemetery still appears on county maps, but the town was dropped from state maps years ago.

Texas Postmark - Blanton TX Hill County post office & town info
Texas Postmark - Blanton TX Hill County 1901 Postmark
Cover canceled with Blanton, TX 1901 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Hill County 1907 Postal Map
1907 Hill County postal map showing Brazos Valley Railroad
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Blanton, Texas Area Towns:
Hillsboro the county seat
See Hill County | Central Texas North

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