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    WELDON, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Houston County, East Texas
    FM 230
    21 miles S of Crockett
    Not shown on State Map

    Population 131 (1990)

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    Methodist Church in Weldon Texas
    The old Methodist Church in Weldon
    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.
    Weldon School, Texas old photo
    Weldon School, burned down in the fall of 1928 or 1929

    Photo courtesy Marty Cash
    Weldon Texas Baseball Team
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    Weldon, Texas Forum

    Subject: 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
    Texas - Houston and Trinity County 1940s map
    1907 Houston County postal map showing Weldon
    (South of Crockett near Trinity County Line)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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