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TEXAS GHOST TOWNS

Vanishing Texas -
The deserted, forgotten, abandoned towns

Texas Ghost Town A - Z
Alphabetical Listing of 1067 Texas Ghost Towns

Texas Ghost Towns (listed by region):


Regions as designated by TED & TXDoT:

  • Central Texas (North) Ghost Towns
  • Central Texas (South) Ghost Towns
  • Prairies & Lakes
  • Texas Hill Country Ghost Towns
  • Hill Country
  • West Texas Ghost Towns See also Panhandle
  • Big Bend Country
  • Texas Panhandle Ghost Towns
  • Panhandle Plains
  • East Texas Ghost Towns
  • Piney Woods
  • Texas Gulf Coast Ghost Towns
  • Gulf Coast
  • South Texas Ghost Towns
  • South Texas Plains

    2021 Featured Ghost Towns

    Guion
  • Guion Taylor Co 11-17-21
  • Clinton Hunt Co
  • Clinton Former DeWitt County seat 10-8-21

  • Clinton Hunt Co 10-5-21
  • Erskine Concho Co 10-10-21
  • Griffin
  • Griffin Cherokee Co 9-25-21
  • Espuela
  • Espuela Dickens Co 9-10-21
  • Zulu
  • Zulu Hansford Co 3-1-21
  • Alamito Peesidio Co 6-12-21
  • Durham Borden Co 2-5-21
  • Marcelina Wilson Co 5-13-21
  • Ruth Concho Co
  • Ruth Coryell Co
  • Stevens Sherman Co 3-20-21
  • Winchell Brown Co 9-15-21




  • Texas Submerged Ghost Towns :


  • Aiken Bell Co - Under Lake Belton
  • Bayou Sabine Co - Under Toledo Bend Reservoir
  • Biegel Fayette Co - Under Fayette Power Plant Lake
  • Bland Bell Co - Under Lake Belton
  • Brookhaven Bell Co - Under Lake Belton
  • Curry Stephens Co - Under Hubbard Creek Reservoir
  • Devil’s River Val Verde Co - Under Lake Amistad
  • Falcon Zapata Co - Under Falcon Reservoir
  • Friendship Williamson Co - Under Lake Granger
  • Hagerman Grayson Coy - Under Lake Texoma
  • Halsell Clay Co - Under Lake Arrowhead
  • Hopewell Somervell Co - Under Squaw Creek Lake
  • Pickwick Palo Pinto Co - Under Possum Kingdom Lake
  • Preston Grayson Co - Under Lake Texoma
  • Sabinetown Sabine Co - Under Toledo Bend Reservoir
  • Sparta Bell Co - Under Lake Belton
  • Swartwout Polk Co - Under Lake Livingston Reservoir
  • Time Sabine Co - Under Toledo Bend Reservoir
  • Towash Hill Co - Under Lake Whitney
  • Zana San Augustine Co - Under Sam Rayburn Reservoir

  • 2020 Featured Ghost Towns

     Bushdale
  • Bushdale Milam Co 12-9-20
  • Newburg
  • Newburg Comanche Co 10-23-20
  • Mixon
  • Mixon Cherokee Co 10-15-20
  • Kerby Hill Co 9-10-20
  • Donahoe Bell Co 8-29-20
  • Mendota
  • Mendota Hemphill Co 7-29-20
  • locker TX
  • Locker San Saba Co 7-23-20
  • Grundyville Lampasas Co 7-23-20
  • White Hall Coryell Co 7-16-20
  • Dressy Callahan Co 7-12-20
  • McGirk Hamilton Co 6-21-20
  • Scrap Red River Co 6-9-20
  • Kiomatia Red River Co 6-9-20
  • Cottage Hill Collin Co 6-4-20
  • Ireland Coryell Co 5-7-20
  • Saluria Calhoun Co 5-19-20
  • Frankell Stephens Co 5-6-20
  • Frankel City Andrews Co 5-6-20
  • Fort Chadbourne
  • Fort Chadbourne The Fort - Coke Co 5-1-20
  • Fort Chadbourne Ghost town - Coke Co. 5-2-20
  • Blanton
  • Blanton Hill Co 5-1-20
  • Clark
  • Clark Liberty Co 4-2-20

  • Glazier Hemphill Co

  • Grand Bluff Pinolar Co
  • Ironosa San Augustine Co 3-28-20
  • Iron Bridge Gregg Co 3-25-20
  • Benton
  • Benton Atascosa Co 3-4-20

  • Hoover's Valley Burnet Co 3-1-20
  • Tokio Terry Co 2-15-20
  • Dull's Ranch La Salle Co 2-4-20
  • Dull La Salle Co 2-4-20
  • Larissa
  • Larissa Cherokee Co 1-20-20

  • Wastella Nolan Co 1-22-20

  • Fostoria Montgomery Co 1-23-20
  • Gilliland Knox Co 2-1-20
  • Vessey
  • Vessey Red River Co 1-14-20
  • Ochiltree
  • Ochiltree Ochiltree Co 1-7-20

  • Guion Taylor Co 1-3-19


  • 2019 Featured Ghost Towns

    Talpa
  • Talpa Coleman Co 12-14-19


  • Norton Runnels Co 12-20-19
  • Time
  • Time Sabine Co 11-29-19
  • India
  • Diddy Wa Diddy aka Juliff Fort Bend Co 11-27-19

  • India Ellis Co 9-18-19
  • Barnesville
  • Pluto Ellis Co 7-26-19


  • Barnesville Johnson Co 7-13-19
  • Cedar Station Terrell Co 3-4-19
  • Shafter Presidio Co 3-4-19
  • Adobes
  • Adobes Presidio Co 2-26-19
  • Ruidosa
  • Ruidosa Presidio Co 12-30-18
  • Allen Chapel  
  • Allen Chapel Houston Co 3-1-19
  • Echo
  • Echo Coleman Co 2-18-19
  • Shumla
  • Shumla Val Verde Co 2-12-19
  • Swenson
  • Swenson Stonewall Co 2-7-19
  • Oriana Stonewall 2-9-19
  • Oriana
    Nickel
  • Nickel Gonzales Co 2-4-19
  • Marysville
  • Marysville Cooke Co 1-31-19
  • Towash
  • Towash Hill Co submerged ghost town 1-11-19
  • Augusta
  • Augusta Houston Co 1-4-19
  • Acol Angelina/Polk/Tyler Co 1-4-19
  • Runnels
  • Runnels City Runnels Co 1-3-19


  • 2018 Featured Ghost Towns

    Carter
  • Bragg Hardin Co 12-15-18
  • Carter Parker Co 11-2-18
  • Luxello Bexar Co 11-1-18
  • Luxello
    Belmont
  • Belmont Gonzales Co 11-1-18
  • Wrightsboro Gonzales Co 11-1-18
  • Wrightsboro
    Gooseneck
  • Gooseneck Young Co 10-27-18
  •  
    Proffitt
  • Proffitt & Proffitt Cemetery Young Co 10-19-18
  • Rabb Switch
  • Rabb Switch Lavaca Co 10-26-18
  • Codman
  • Codman Roberts Co 10-2-18
  • Penwell
  • Penwell Ector Co 10-1-18
  • Texon
  • Texon Reagan Co 10-1-18
  • Stiles
  • Stiles Reagan Co 10-1-18
  • Best
  • Best Reagan Co 10-1-18
  • Segovia
  • Segovia Kimble Co 9-18-18
  • Telegraph Kimble Co 6-1-18
  • Roca Springs Kimble Co 10-1-18
  • Yates Kimble Co 10-1-18
  • Telegraph
    Broomtown  
  • Broomtown Austin Co 9-25-18
  • Trickham
  • Trickham Coleman Co 9-21-18
  • Atoka
  • Atoka Coleman Co 9-21-18
  • Lone Grove
  • Lone Grove Llano Co 9-13-18
  • Litwalton Garza Co 9-18-18
  • Litwalton
    Catarina
  • Catarina Dimmit Co 9-12-18
  • Peyton
  • Peyton Colony Blanco Co 9-11-18
  • Ibex
  • Ibex Shackleford Co 9-1-18
  • Rabke
  • Rabke DeWitt Co 8-15-18
  • Sunshine Hill
  • Sunshine Hill Wichita Co 8-9-18
  • Thrift
  • Thrift Wichita Co 8-9-18
  • Bridgetown
  • Bridgetown Wichita Co 8-5-18
  • Click
  • Click Llano Co 8-3-18
  • Hulver
  • Hulver Hall Co 7-11-18
  • Newlin Hall Co 7-12-18
  • Lesley Hall Co 7-13-18
  • Lesley
    Becks Chapel
  • Beck's Chapel Henderson Co 7-6-18
  • Weldon
  • Weldon Houston Co 7-2-18
  • Weldon
    Ratcliff
  • Ratcliff Houston Co 6-15-18
  • Evansville Leon Co 6-21-18
  • Cave Creek Coryell Co 6-25-18
  • Koockville
  • Koockville Mason Co 6-7-18
  • Polly
  • Polly Bandera Co 6-4-18
  • Everitt San Jacinto Co 6-2-18
  • Mayfield
  • Mayfield Hill Co 5-20-18
  • Sparenberg
  • Sparenberg Dawson Co 5-18-18
  • Key Dawson Co 5-18-18
  • Klondike Dawson Co 5-18
  • Quihi
  • Quihi Medina Co 5-16-18
  • Mesquite
  • Mesquite Borden Co 5-15-18
  • Panna Maria
  • Panna Maria Karnes Co 5-6-18
  • Arden
  • Arden Irion Co 5-2-18
  • Geraldine
  • Geraldine Archer Co 5-2-18
  • Mankin Archer Co 5-2-18
  • Dad's Corner Archer Co 4-28-18
  • Olfen
  • Olfen Runnels Co 4-26-18
  • Verand
  • Verand Schleicher Co 4-26-18
  • Belle Plain
  • Belle Plain Callahan Co 4-22-18
  • Sanco
  • Sanco Coke County 4-7-18
  • Hayrick
  • Hayrick Coke County 4-7-18
  • Duke Fort bend Co 3-4-18
  • Valera
  • Valera Coleman Co 2-17-18
  • Silver Valley Coleman Co 1-3-18
  • Silver Valley
    Hovey
  • Hovey Pecos Co 2-6-18
  • McDuff Bastrop Co 2-7-18
  • Rayner Stonewall Co 1-21-18
  • Rayner
  • Finlay Hudspeth Co 2-6-18
  • Mims Chapel Marion Co 2-1-18


  • 2017 Featured Ghost Towns

    Wardville
  • Wardville Johnson Co first county seat 12-23-17
  • Shields
  • Shields Coleman Co 12-14-17
  • Whon Coleman Co 12-14-17
  •  
    Hylton
  • Hylton Nolan Co 11-24-17
  •  
    Sabinetown
  • Sabinetown Sabine Co 10-15-17
  • Sabine Jefferson Co 10-15-17
  • Sabine
    Olfen
  • Darden Springs Lee Co 11-7-17
  • Macey Brazos Co 11-14-17
  • Olfen Runnels Co 9-29-17
  •  
    Hutchinson County - Boom town ghost towns:
  • Isom
  • Whittenburg
  • Phillips
  • Electric City
  • Eliasville
  • Eliasville Young Co 8-11-17
  • Beattie Comanche Co 9-6-17
  • Silver
  • Silver Coke Co 7-24-17
  • Mangum Eastland Co 8-4-17
  • Crystal Falls Stephens Co 8-1-17
  • Bullock Eastland Co 9-3-17
  • Bullock
    Girvin
  • Girvin Pecos 8-9-17
  • Gunsight Stephens 8-9-17
  • Gunsight-
    Eolian
  • Eolian Stephens Co 8-9-17
  • Caddo Stephens Co 7-10-17
  • Rosalie Red River Co 7-1-17
  • Caddo
    Spanish Pass
  • Spanish Pass Kendall Co 7-15-17
  • Bryant Station Milam Co
  • Bryant Station
    Dewees
  • Dewees Wilson Co 6-11-17
  • Bethany Panola Co 6-26-17
  • Bethany
    Echo
  • Echo Coleman Co 5-23-17
  • Santa Cruz Duval Co 6-2-17
  • Santa Cruz
    Pumpville
  • Pumpville Val Verde Co 5-11-17
  • Mount Alamo Kendall Co 4-15-17
  • Worthy Uvalde Co 5-17-17
  • Mt. Alamo
    Carroll Springs
  • Carroll Springs Henderson Co 5-13-17
  • Pickens
  • Pickens Henderson Co 5-13-17
  • Baxter Henderson Co 5-13-17
  • Margaret
  • Margaret Foard Co 5-8-17
  • Terlingua Brewster Co 5-5-17
  • Terlingua
    St. Francisville
  • St. Francisville Matagorda Co 5-1-17
  • Thrift Wichita Co 5-1-17
  •  
    Science Hill
  • Science Hill Henderson Co 4-1-17
  • Fort Elliott Wheeler Co 4-1-17
  • Fort Spunky Hood Co 4-4-17
  • Fort Elliott
    Jonesville
  • Marion First Angelina County seat
  • Jonesville Second Angelina County seat 4-10-17
  • Middlewell Moore Co 4-10-17
  • Olmos
  • Olmos Bee Co 3-16-17
  • Grand Bluff Panola Co
  • Baursville
  • Baurs / Baursville Lavaca Co 3-6-17
  • Old Moulton Lavaca Co
  • Bettina Llano Co 3-15-17
  • Linnville
  • Grube Pecos Co 3-9-17
  • Baby Head Llano Co 3-3-17
  • Linnville Calhoun Co 3-1-17
  • Oak Hill
  • Oak Hill Bastrop Co 2-20-17
  • Swastika Hale Co 2-13-17
  • Wm Penn
  • William Penn Washington Co 2-5-17
  • Gay Hill Washington Co 2-6-17
  • Washington
  • Washington Washington Co 2-5-17
  • Benoit
  • Benoit Runnels Co 2-3-17
  • Vessey Red River Co 2-1-17
  • Shafter Lake
  • Shafter Lake Andrews Co 1-10-16
  • Mobeetie
  • Mobeetie Wheeler Co 1-8-17
  • Fort Elliott 1-8-17
  • Castolon Brewster Co 1-9-17
  • Brooklyn Shelby Co 1-6-17



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  •   Celebrated Ghost Towns:

     
    Thurber
    "Texas' Premier Ghost Town"
     
    Indianola
    "Queen city of the West"
     
    Ammannsville
    Ammannsville
    Ghost Town with a Painted Church
     
    Gruene
    Texas' Most Successful Ghost Town
     
    Langtry
    Langtry
    Roy Bean's Home on the Railroad Track
     
    Fort Griffin
    Frontier Town
     
    Stiles
    Stiles
    Ghost Town with a Courthouse
     
    Morris Ranch
    Ghost of a Ranch
     
    Luckenbach
    Luckenbach
    A Tradition
     
    Mobeetie
    Mobeetie
    "The Mother City of the Panhandle."
     
    Terlingua
    Terlingua
    The highest visitor count of Texas ghost towns
     
    Margaret
    Margaret
    First Hardeman county seat
     
    Medicine Mound
    Medicine Mound
    Ghost Town with a Museum

      Almost a Ghost:

     
    Barstow
    Once Ward County Seat
     
    Toyah
    Most Picturesque

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