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KIT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Dallas County, Central Texas North

State Highway 356 and Loop 12
About 7 Miles W of Downtown Dallas
Population: Absorbed into that of Irving

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Irving TX - Kit Cemetery
Kit Cemetery
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Now included as part of Irving, Kit was originally named Gorbett (sometimes spelled Gorbit). The namesake was early resident John B. Gorbett. Somewhere in forgotten trunks on faded yellow envelopes there are Gorbett, Texas postmarks, for that community had its own post office from 1889 to 1894.

When the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway was laying tracks across Dallas County in the 1880s, investors from Gorbett platted a separate town alongside the proposed route. They may have been long on investment strategy but they were woefully short on imagination, naming the new community Gorbett as well. Postal authorities frown on such things and if the new community was to have a separate post office, it needed a separate name. Kit became the name of the new post office in 1894 although it only stayed in business for 10 years. There is no information available as to the source of the new name.

The railroad bypassed Kit and in 1903 several of the fledgling businesses moved to be alongside of the tracks at the site of Irving. The site of Kit eventually became a highway intersection and only the cemetery remains as proof of its existence.



Old Kit Cemetery:
Kit Cemetery Historical Marker
Old Kit Cemetery Centennial Marker
Kit Cemetery Photos
Irving TX - Kit Cemetery, Edna Lindenblatt Tombstone
Tombstone
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
Irving TX - Kit Cemetery, Edna Lindenblatt porcelain portrait
Porcelain Portrait
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
Irving TX - Kit Cemetery, Itano Tombstone
Tombstone
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
Irving TX - Kit Cemetery
Angel among tombstones
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
 Kit Cemetery historical marker
Kit Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
Irving TX - Centennial Old Kit Cemetery marker
Old Kit Cemetery Marker
Photo courtesy David Cole, 2010
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