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DARDEN SPRINGS, TEXAS
AKA Darden Spring, Texas

Texas Ghost Town
Lee County, Central Texas South

About 16 Miles NW of Giddings
Population: Between 0 and None

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for Doctor W.B. Darden, who named both the town and the nearby springs. The community was granted a post office in 1887 with Dr. Darden serving a postmaster. By 1891, the community could brag of having both a gin and gristmill.

The population seems to have peaked in the mid 1890s with twenty people calling the place home. By the time the Great Depression arrived, there was no one there to enjoy it. Darden Springs was dropped from maps and has now joined Texas' long list of ghost towns.
Darden Springs TX, Lee County - 1894 Postmark
Darden Springs TX, Lee County - 1894 Postmark

Cover canceled with Darden Springs TX 1894 Postmark
addressed to Bloomingdale Bros.
3rd Avenue 59th & 60th Streets, New York City

Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection


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Darden Springs, Texas Nearby Towns:
Giddings
See Lee County | Bastrop County
Central Texas South

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