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MIKESKA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Live Oak County, South Texas

About 5 Miles SE of George West
On the Nueces River
Population: 00010 (2000)

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Mikeska Tx - Bridge To Mikeska
Bridge To Mikeska
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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History in a Pecan Shell

Peter Mikeska, a Moravian Czech settled here in the early 1890s. Enough people had clustered around Miskeska’s ranch to request a post office which was opened in 1903.

With the arrival of the San Antonio, Uvalde, and Gulf Railroad in 1916, a proper town was platted and the future looked so promising that in 1918, there was thought of usurping the county seat status of George West. The hopes were too high.

The number of residents only numbered 100 in the mid 1920s but the community had a school and essential businesses. Mr. Mikeska took a very active interest in his town which became evident upon his death in 1928. The population declined overnight and the community’s nearness to George West gave businesses no reason to open (or stay) in Mikeska.

The post office, closed sometime after WWII and today only unpaved roads and scattered residences mark what was once thought to be a rival to the county seat.
Mikeska TX Downtown
Downtown Mikeska
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
Mikeska Tx - Railroad Crossing
Railroad Crossing
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011

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Mikeska, Texas Area County Seats:
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