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    KICKAPOO, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Anderson County, East Texas
    About 10 Miles N of Neches
    About 20 Miles NE of Palestine

    (Once) On Kickapoo Creek
    Exact Directions Unavailable
    Population: 0


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Settled in the late 1840s and named for the nomadic Kickapoo Indians who also lent their name to the nearby creek, Kickapoo was granted a post office by 1850.

    By the mid 1880s, the community had a church, two stores, a school and a saloon. At this time the population was around 100 residents – not a bad showing for the times.

    But prosperity didn’t last. In the 1880s and 1890s the community lost a store and the population fell to a mere twenty-five.

    Hopes of revival were dashed in 1900 when the railroad chose to build through Frankston instead of Kickapoo. The Kickapoo post office closed in 1905 (although it still appears on the 1907 Postal Map). Many of Kickapoo’s residents relocated to Frankston. It was soon dropped from inclusion on most maps of the region.
    TX - Anderson County  1907 Postal Map
    1907 Anderson County Postal Map showing Kickapoo
    (Above "SON" in ANDERSON, N of Palestine)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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