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PEACH TREE VILLAGE, TEXAS
Formerly Mount Hope (1853)

Texas Ghost Town
Tyler County, East Texas

FM 2097
About 2 Miles from Chester
NW
of Woodville
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

As the Alabama and Coushatta tribes began entering the region in the late 18th century, the site became their principal village - since both The Coushatta Trace and the Alabama Trace passed through. Just west of the Liberty / Nacogdoches Road. In 1834, Colonel Peter Elias Bean applied for a land grant from the Mexican government in 1834 and was granted land which included Peach Tree Village.

During the Texas Revolution, the Indians were neutral, but helped refugees escaping from Mexican forces. After the revolution, an influx of settlers changed the village from a predominant Indian community into an Anglo majority. As businesses opened (including a post office - see cancelled postmark) the Alabamas moved south east to a new placer called Fenced-in Village.

When the Trinity and Sabine Railroad crossed Tyler County in 1883, the railroad went two miles east, forming the town of Chester and causing the relocation of all business and almost all residents. Peach Tree Village became virtually abandoned.

Temple-Eastex Inc. has, in recent years, donated just over 22 acres of what had been the Peach Tree Village site into a nondenominational youth camp.
Peach Tree Village TX 1860 post mark
Peach Tree Village TX 1860 post mark
Cover cancelled with Peach Tree Village, Texas 1860 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
1920s Texas  map - Tyler, Jasper & Newton Counties

Tyler County 1920s map showing Peach Tree Village
near Polk & Angelina County lines

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Peach Tree Village, Texas
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