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    PONE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Rusk County, East Texas
    FM 839 and CR457
    About: 7 Miles SW of Henderson
    23 Miles E of Jacksonville
    15 Miles NW of Mount Enterprise

    Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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    Photographer’s Note:
    “Pone is only a dot on a map. I saw no residences – just the Neeley Cemetery on FM 839 – about a quarter mile southwest of where that road intersects with CR 457.” - Gerald Massey

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The former town is also known regionally as Short Pone. Information is scare and so are early population figures. Residents of Pone received a post office (see postal map) in the late 1890s. The first postmaster was one Luther O. Neeley – the same name of the local cemetery. The post office closed in 1905 and mail was rerouted through Laneville.

    The estimated population was around 25 through the Depression and WWII, when the town supported two businesses. As of 1990 it remains listed as a community.
    Pone TX - Road to Neeley Cemetery
    FM 839 to Neeley Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, December 2012
    Pone TX - Neeley Cemetery
    Neeley Cemetery Gate
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, December 2012
    Pone TX - Neeley Cemetery
    Neeley Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, December 2012
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    Pone TX Country Road
    Pone TX Country Road
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, December 2012
    TX Rusk County CR 457 sign
    Rusk County CR 457 sign
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, December 2012
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    TX - Rusk County 1907 Postal Map
    1907 Rusk County Postal Map showing Pone, Texas
    (Below "RU" in "RUSK")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    See Pone, Texas by David Knape

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