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  • SAVANNAH, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Red River County, East Texas
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    Just SE of present-day Annona
    W of Avery
    SE of Clarksville
    SE of Paris

    Population: 0

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    Savannah TX sawmill old photo
    "These photos were made before 1927. The sawmill belonged to my Grandad Levi Nicklos Dyke." - Jesse Suttles

    History on a Pinhead

    Another town named by people homesick for their former hometown, this is one of two Savanahs in Texas, the other a tiny community in Marion County.

    Savannah had a post office as early as 1846 but its chances of growth were dashed when it was bypassed by the railroad in the 1870s.

    The railroad chose Walker Station to the north (now present day Annona). The predicable decline set in as people moved to the rail line.

    Today, although there is nothing left, a church and cemetery keep the name alive.

    Savannah TX sawmill workers, old photo
    Photo courtesy Jesse Suttles
    TX Savannah Cemetery Sign
    Savannah Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
    TX Savannah Cemetery  child's tombstone
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
    TX Savannah Cemetery  tombstones
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
    TX Savannah Cemetery  tombstones
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
    TX Savannah Cemetery  tombstones
    Savannah Cemetery tombstones
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
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