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    MILTON, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    FM 1501, 1 Mile E of FM 198
    About 4 Miles W of Deport
    About 13 Miles SE of Paris
    Population: 00080 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community was established in the early 1860s but under the slightly different spelling of Minton. A post office named Milton was opened in 1874 although it closed in 1907.

    The 1890s seem to have been the town’s years of growth when Milton had a general store, a dry goods store, and two gins that also operated as gristmills.

    Although no early population figures are available, Milton had 300 people for the 1930 census. That seems to have been the town’s peak.

    After WWII a severe decline occurred with all of the town’s businesses lost. By the 1970s the town was a near ghost with only scattered residences and the church and cemetery.

    The 1990 census counted 50 residents which increased to 80 for the 2000 count.

    Milton TX Road Sign
    Entering Milton
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
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    Milton Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
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