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BLACKJACK, TEXAS

Smith County, East Texas

Just S of Lake Tyler
Off FM 346
SE of Tyler the county seat
Population: Unknown

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Blackjack Texas church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

The former community is located one half mile east of the former International-Great Northern Railroad tracks. A date of origin is unknown but in the mid 1930s there still remained a school and two churches which served farmers of the area. The school merged with the Whitehouse ISD in the early 1950s. By the 1970s the town was already well on itís way to becoming a ghost town with only the New Canaan Church and a cemetery to mark what was left of the community.
Blackjack Texas closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007

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Blackjack, Texas Nearby Towns:
Tyler the county seat
Jacksonville
Henderson
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