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Bowie County TX
Bowie County

MALTA, TEXAS

Bowie County, East Texas

33 29' 17" N, 94 31' 20" W (33.488056, -94.522222)

U.S. Highway 82
About 6 Miles W of New Boston
5 miles E of DeKalb
Population: 297 (1990)

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Malta TX-  Highway Sign
Entering Malta
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

Named not for the Mediterranean Island, but for Malta, Illinois. This community was granted a post office in the mid 1890s. Early history on the economic development of the town is unavailable, but in 1900 the population was reported as 243. It remained at that figure through the 1940 census.

WWII and the post war boom added to a decrease in residents and the Malta post office closed in the 1950s. In 1985 the population had fallen to around 85, but it bounced back for the 1990 census to 297 people.
Malta TX Cemetery
Malta Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Malta TX - Malta Baptist Church
Malta Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
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Malta TX Barn
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Malta TX store
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Malta TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

Malta TX - Bowie County 1910 Postmark
Malta TX - Bowie County 1910 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Malta TX 1910 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Bowie County TX
Bowie County 1907 postal map showing Malta between New Boston & DeKalb
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Malta, Texas Nearby Towns:
Boston | New Boston | Old Boston |
DeKalb | Clarksville | Texarkana | Atlanta
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