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GRABALL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Washington County, Central Texas South
FM 2726
2 miles from the Brazos River near Doe Run Creek
20 miles NE of Brenham
7 miles S of Washington
Population: 0

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Graball Tx Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Graball
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

The former town of Graball was named after a storekeeper when the post office opened in 1876. Within ten years the community had forty citizens, most of whom were Black. In 1886 the precinct ballot box was destroyed by the Ku Klux Klan, prompting a congressional investigation.

Graball's population had increased to 100 by the early 1890s, but as the railroads expanded Graball shrank. Towns with railroad connections drew off the town's population and by 1908 the post office closed. Graball was already history by the time the Great Depression arrived. A Texas historical marker was erected at the old cemetery honoring Amos Gates, one of Austin's original 300 colonists.
Another view of Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
Graball Texas Just SouthOf Mt Zion AME Church
Mt Zion AME Church just south of Graball
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
Graball Texas  Mercy Seat Baptist Church
Mercy Seat Baptist Church east of Graball
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006
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