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WELDON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Houston County, East Texas

31 1' 18" N, 95 34' 17" W (31.021667, -95.571389)
FM 230
21 miles S of Crockett the county seat
Not shown on official Texas state map
Population: 131 est. (1990, 2000)

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Weldon TX Cotton Gin
Weldon Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Marty Cash
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History in a Pecan Shell

Although the source of the town's name has been forgotten, Weldon appeared sometime just after the Civil War. By 1869 a post office had been granted and the town went about establishing a school, churches and businesses.

Weldon received a shot in the arm with the arrival of the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railroad in the late 1880s and soon became a lumber shipping center. By the mid 1880s Weldon had most essential businesses to serve its 159 citizens.

The Progressive Era was kind to Weldon and from the 1910s to the 1920s the town prospered. It entered the Great Depression with a population estimated at 200 although no figures are available until 1950 when the population was a mere 80.

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Weldon Today

Weldon TX - Grocery store
Weldon Grocery Store
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Weldon TX - Church
Church
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Weldon TX
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Weldon TX Schoolhouse
Weldon closed schoolhouse
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Weldon TX Fire Station
Fire Station
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Weldon TX - Spooky Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018
Weldon TX -  Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, April 2018

Weldon Old Photos

Weldon Texas Baseball Team
Weldon Texas Baseball Team

Weldon Baseball Team photo

Tom Talbert was actually Tom Tolbert, my great-grandfather's brother. He was killed in the war (not sure which one) and is buried in the Weldon cemetery. My mother was born in this city. Thanks, - Paula Woodard-Knox, May 28, 2008
Weldon School, Texas old photo
Weldon School, burned down in the fall of 1928 or 1929
Photo courtesy Marty Cash
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Methodist Church in Weldon Texas
The old Methodist Church in Weldon
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Weldon TX - First Guaranty State Bank
First Guaranty State Bank
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Weldon TX - First Guaranty State Bank  interior
Bank Interior
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Texas - Houston County 1907 postal map
1907 Houston County postal map showing Weldon
(South of Crockett near Trinity County Line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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