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PLUTO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Ellis County, Central Texas North

Near the Hill County line
15 Miles SW of Waxahachie
Population: 00015 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town received a post office in 1894 (which closed in 1905). This would mean that the town was not named after the planet (discovered in the late 1930s) but after the Greek God of Hades.

In 1896 the town had a bustling population of 200 Putonians and three doctors who kept them healthy - perhaps with Pluto water. The town seems to have suffered no disasters or calamities, but the population drifted away in time - leaving just 34 residents - the reported population from the 1930s to the mid 40s. New residents have moved in in recent years, and Pluto remains listed as a community although it no longer appears on state or county maps.

The post office closed in 1905. Today mail is routed through Milford. From the early 1930s through the mid 1940s the population stood at 34 residents before slowly declining to the present 15 residents.

TX Ellis County 1920s Map
Ellis County 1920s Map showing Milford (SW of Waxahachie)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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