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TECULA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Cherokee County, East Texas
FM 2064
15 miles N of Rusk
Population: Unkown

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Tecula Tx Baptist Church
Tecula Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

The town, like many Cherokee County towns, appeared before the Civil War but development didn't really get started until the railroad arrived in the early 1870s. In this case the railroad was the International and Great Northern who built a depot here in 1875.

The Tecula Post Office Saga
In 1873 a post office was granted under the name Reynolds but closed two years later. It reopened in 1900, closed again in 1907, reopened in 1917 (under the name Tecula) and closed again in 1926. The post office may have closed, but the town didn't reclaim the name Reynolds and Tecula it remained.

The population was a mere 25 during the great Depression, and it has since declined to where only a few houses and a church remain to mark the town.
Mobil gas station ghost sign
Mobil station ghost sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Closed gas station , Tecula Texas
The closed Mobil station in Tecula
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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