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SAXET, TEXAS

Texas’ Only Palindrome Ghost Town

Shelby County, East Texas

Found at the Intersection of County Toads 4679 and 4676
About 6 Miles SE of Gary
About 4 Miles NW of Tenaha
About 7 Miles NW of Timpson
N of Center, S of Carthage
Population: 0

Saxet, Texas Area Hotels > Center Hotels | Carthage Hotels
History on a Pinhead

Born with the railroad and died by the railroad. No one is quite sure of Saxet’s peak years or if ever had peak years. It developed because of its railroad spur and its ability to ship cattle and produce but population figures or dates aren’t available. It did not have a post office although it appears on maps from the 1920s. Its unique claim to fame is its name. Saxet is Texas spelled backward. Sacul, Texas is another East Texas town with a reversed spelling (Lucas).
Saxet TX RR Track

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011

Saxet TX

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011

Saxet TX road

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, April 2011

Shelby County Texas 1920s map
1920 Shelby County map showing Saxet
(near Panola County line
)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Saxet, Texas Area Towns:
Tenaha
Timpson
Carthage

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