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MAHALA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Live Oak County, South Texas

Near intersection of FM 799 and FM 1203
About 6 Miles SE of George West
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Charles and Mahala Edwards set up their store on the Cadiz-Oakville Road (present-day FM 1203). When the application for a post office was submitted, Mrs. Edwards became the honoree. Although the post office was short-lived, the local school (est. 1914) lasted many years longer. In 1945 it merged with the George West ISD. By the mid 1960s, the site was vacant of store and school. The proximity to the county seat stymied growth and there is no evidence that Mahala had anything resembling a "business district."

Live Oak County, Mahala, Texas postmark
Live Oak County, Mahala, Texas postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1912 Mahala, Texas postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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