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BROOKHAVEN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bell County, North Central Texas

Under Lake Belton about 12 Miles NW of the City of
Belton
Population: 0

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History on a Pinhead

Once known as Post Oak Branch, the name was changed in 1882 with the construction of a school. The name came from Charlie and Ed Oswalt, two homesick Mississippians who named it after their hometown in that state..

Two years later a post office was granted. In the 1890s, the community had a Masonic lodge and three churches, as well as two general stores and two pharmacies to serve the town's 75 residents. The post office closed in 1913.

Brookhaven's history is hard to come by and by the 1940s the population had fallen to a mere 50. By the end of that decade, Brookhaven had joined the list of Bell County ghost towns.


See
Drowned Towns of Bell County
by Mike Cox
View of Lake Belton from Dam, Belton TX
View of Lake Belton from Belton Dam
Photo courtesy Chandra Moira Beal
Brookhaven TX Bell County 1909 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Brookhaven TX 1909 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Bell County Texas 1907 Postal map
Bell County Texas 1907 Postal Map showing Brookhaven
(Northern Bell County near Coryell County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Brookhaven, Texas
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