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QUARRY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Washington County, Central Texas S
14 miles N of Brenham
Quarry is on Wolf Creek 1 miles from Lake Somerville

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History in a Pecan Shell

It derived its name from its stone quarries, the economic base of its prosperity in the 1890s. By 1884 Quarry was a station on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.

In 1891 its post office opened with Ananias M. Conover as postmaster.

By 1896 Quarry had grown into a small distribution center with a justice of the peace, a sheriff, a lawyer, two doctors, a hotel, and a Baptist church.

Quarry commerce flourished briefly with cotton processing, the development of quarries, and an influx of railroad employees. Commercial competition from larger Gay Hill, in Washington County, and the decline of stone quarrying in the area resulted in the rapid elimination of the commercial and processing sectors in Quarry. The community's post office was closed in 1905. Later in the twentieth century Quarry had several railroad tie manufacturing factories. In the 1980s ranching was the economic base of this community, in which the population was by then predominantly black.
Washington County Texas 1907 map

1907 Washington County map showing Quarry
Near Burleson County line, NW of Brenham, NE of Burton

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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