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IRELAND, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Coryell County, North Central Texas
FM 932
16 miles NW of Gatesville

Population 60 (2000)

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Former Ireland Texas depot
Former Ireland Depot
Photo courtesy Megan Harris
History in a Pecan Shell

Named in honor of Governor John Ireland, the town had been known as Hamco prior to the arrival of the Stephenville North and South Texas Railroad.

The utilitarian but somewhat undignified name of Hamco came from the towns location on the shared Hamilton-Coyell county line.

The community reached its zenith with a population of about 400 in the mid-1920s. (See 1920s Map below)

Ireland declined when the railroad dissolved and by the late 1940s there were only 40 Irelanders.
Close up of former Ireland Texas depot
Close-up view of the former Ireland Depot
Photo courtesy Megan Harris
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Old gas station in Ireland, Texas
Ireland's old gas station
Photo courtesy
Jim and Lou Kinsey
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Ireland Texas general store
Old general store in Ireland
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Jim and Lou Kinsey
Ireland, Texas church
Ireland Methodist Church
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Ireland Cemetery
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Coryell Count TX 1920 Map
Coryell Count TX 1920s Map showing Ireland (near Hamilton County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Subject: Ireland, Texas
I wanted to thank you for your AMAZING and INFORMATIVE website. I have been exploring ghost towns in Coryell County with the help of your site. I took some pictures of what was probably the railroad station of Ireland, Texas while on my explorations yesterday... Thank you again. - Megan Harris, September 16, 2007
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