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 Texas : Towns / Central Texas S / Ghost Towns : Joiner

JOINER, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Fayette County, Central Texas S
South of Highway 71
5 Miles SE of La Grange

Population: Dispersed

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Joiner TX Fayette County - Joiner Road
Joiner Road
TE Photo, January 2010
Photographer’s Note:
“Today only Joiner Road is left. A dead end – but a picturesque dead end.”

Joiner Road is marked on Highway 71 between La Grange and Ellinger

History in a Pecan Shell

Joiner began life as a stop on the Columbus-La Grange Tap Railroad in the early 1880s. The town was a source of gravel and ties for the railroad.

The railroad connected with the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad prior to 1899 when a flood washed away the railroad’s Colorado River bridge.

The community, such as it was, disappeared shortly thereafter.

Joiner road today shows ranching and dairy farming existing alongside functioning gas and oil infrastructure – all in a bucolic environment.
Joiner TX Fayette County - Shed
TE Photo, January 2010
Joiner TX Fayette County - old farm house
TE Photo, January 2010
Fayette County Texas 1930s map
1930s Fayette County map showing Joiner SE of La Grange
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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