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VOX POPULI, TEXAS

Suggested slogan: "We have less than Nada"

Texas Ghost Town
Colorado County, Central Texas South

About 20 Miles SE of Columbus
A few miles N of Garwood
Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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Vox Populi, TX - South Point Baptist Church
South Point Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2005
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Contributor's note:
"When the Handbook of Texas says a town "was probably" on a particular farm to market road, you can't expect much. With Vox Populi, no one seems to know the exact location. There was once a town designation sign on Highway 71. If it's still there, it can be easily missed.

The community was established in the 1870s as a sort of "convenience" market for the former slaves of local plantations who couldn't make the then-arduous journey to larger towns.

A post office was granted in 1880 with the lofty (but somewhat mysterious) Latin name Vox Populi - or "'voice of the people."

The post office was located close by the South Point Baptist Church." - John J. Germann.


Although there were only 30 residents in 1884, by 1890 the community had grown to a respectable population of 200. But it had yet to peak. Vox Populi had doubled to a population of 400 by 1896. The school for Black students had three teachers for 121 pupils.

The post office was closed in the 1930s and the population drifted away. Depopulation was swift. By 1940 the town had been dropped from state maps.
TX - Vox Populi Elementary School 1920
Vox Populi Elementary School, Class 1919-1920
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Photo courtesy ColoradoCountyHistory.org
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Vox Populi TX  1904 Postmark
Vox Populi TX  1904 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Vox Populi 1904 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Colorado County 1907 Postal Map
Colorado County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Voxpopuli
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Vox Populi, Texas
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