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Featured Towns of 2017
West Point
  • West Point Fayetter Co 12-11-17
  • Tomball
  • Tomball Harris Co 12-8-17

  •  Route 66 :
    Adrian
  • Adrian Oldham Co 12-1-17
  • Glenrio
  • Glenrio Deaf Smith Co 12-1-17
  • Groom
  • Groom Carson Co 12-1-17
  • McLean
  • McLean Gray Co 12-1-17
  • Shamrock
  • Shamrock Wheeler Co 12-1-17
  • Vega
  • Vega Oldham Co 12-1-17

  • La Ward
  • La Ward Jackson Co 12-2-17
  • Lockettville
  • Lockettville Hockley Co 11-24-17 TE's 3,300th Town
  • Palacios
  • Palacios Matagorda Co 11-27-17
  • Files Valley
  • Files Valley Hill Co 11-21-17
  • Elm Mott
  • Elm Mott McLennan Co 11-18-17
  • Industry
  • Industry Austin Co 11-12-17
  • Ben Franklin
  • Ben Franklin Delta Co 11-5-17
  • Ben Ficklin Tom Green Co

  • Hills Lee Co 11-5-17
  • Lone Star
  • Lone Star Morris Co 11-1-17
  • Lone Star Red River Co 11-1-17
  • Farwell Parmer Co 10-30-17

  • Rising Star Eastland Co 10-25-17
  • Rising Sun Shackleford Co 10-25-17
  • Sunset Montague Co 10-25-17
  • Port Arthur
  • Port Arthur Jefferson Co 10-23-17
  • Burton
  • Burton Washington Co 10-18-17
  • Cotulla
  • Cotulla La Salle Co 10-6-17
  • Encino Brooks Co 10-6-17
  • Snyder
  • Snyder Scurry Co 10-4-17
  • Borger
  • Borger Hutchinson Co 9-23-17
  • Bethel Community Runnels Co 9-26-17
  • Johnsville
  • Johnsville Erath Co 9-19-17
  • Mozelle Coleman Co 9-24-17
  • Mozelle
    Ross Prairie
  • Ross Prairie Fayette Co 9-3-17
  • Booth Fort Bend Co 9-3-17
  • Megargel Archer Co 9-17-17
  • Booth
    Caradan
  • Caradan Mills Co 8-23-17
  • Huffman Harris Co 9-1-17
  • Joy Clay Co 9-3-17
  • Joy
    Marlin
  • Marlin Falls Co 8-16-17
  • Wills Point Van Zandt Co 8-8-17
  • Wills Point
    Grayback
  • Grayback Wilbarger Co 7-26-17
  • Birch Burleson Co 8-1-17
  • Potosi Taylor Co 8-2-17
  • Potosi
    San Angelo
  • San Angelo Tom Green Co seat 7-1-17
  • Hinkle's Ferry Brazoria Co 7-13-17
  • Bartlett Bell co 7-17-17
  • Bartlett
    Edna
  • Edna Jackson Co 7-1-17
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    Blanco
  • Blanco Blanco Co
  • Lela Wheeler Co 7-1-17
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    Ladonia
  • Ladonia Fannin Co 6-27-17
  • Malone Hill Co 6-27-17
  • Malone
    Big Spring
  • Big Spring Howard Co 6-24-17
  • Finney Hale Co 6-19-17
  • Finney
    Shelby
  • Shelby Austin Co 6-16-17
  • Alto Cherokee Co
  • Alto
    El Paso
  • El Paso El Paso Co 6-10-17
  • Ysleta El Paso Co 6-10-17
  • Ysleta
    Olivia
  • Olivia Calhoun Co 6-8-17
  • Port Alto Calhoun Co 6-8-17
  • Port Alto
    Milford
  • Milford Ellis Co 5-24-17
  • Barnhart Irion Co 5-30-17
  • Comal Comal Co 6-2-17
  • Ashtola Donley Co 6-7-17
  • Comal
    Breckenridge
  • Breckenridge Stephens Co seat 5-9-17
  • Brackettville Kinney Co seat 5-15-17
  • Eulogy
  • Eulogy Bosque Co 6-13-17
  • Delhi Caldwell Co 5-15-17
  • Delhi
    Crosbyton
  • Crosbyton Crosby Co 5-7-17
  • Arlington Tarrant Co 5-7-17
  • Arlington
    Rowlett
  • Rowlett Dallas & Rockwall Counties 5-4-17
  • Friberg-Cooper Wichita Co 5-1-17
  • Cashion Wichita Co 5-1-17
  • Friberg
    Cookville
    Titus County 5-2-17
  • Argo
  • Cookville
  • Marshall Springs
  • Piney
  • Talco
  • West New Hope
  • Talco
    Port Lavaca
  • Port Lavaca Calhoun Co 5-1-17
  • Marfa Presidio 4-28-17
  • Marfa
    Midland
  • Midland 4-22-17
  • Clairette Erath Co 4-20-17
  • Clairette
    Ellinger
  • Ellinger Fayette Co 4-18-17
  • Wesley Washington Co 4-19-17
  • Wesley
    Nash
  • Nash Ellis Co 4-9-17
  • Patillo Erath Co 4-12-17
  • Patillo
    Waring
  • Waring Kendall Co 4-1-17
  • Spunky Flat Falls Co 4-5-17
  • Blue Ridge Falls Co
  • Hutto Williamson Co
  • Spunky Flat
    Rek Hill
  • Rek Hill Fayette Co 4-7-17
  • Roxton Lamar Co 3-30-17
  • Patricia Dawson Co 3-27-17
  • Patricia
    Freyburg
  • Freyburg Fayette Co 3-8-17
  • Cistern Fayette Co 3-12-17
  • Fincastle Henderson Co 3-21-17
  • Poyner Henderson Co 3-21-17
  • Cistern
    Warrenton
  • Warrenton Fayette Co 3-8-17
  • Frydek Austin Co 3-14-17
  • Baursville Lavaca Co 3-6-17
  • Baursville
    Hallettsville
  • Hallettsville Lavaca Co 3-4-17
  • Moulton Lavaca Co 3-6-17
  • Moulton
    Katy
  • Katy Harris, Fort Bend, Waller Co 3-3-17
  • Thornberry Clay Co 3-4-17
  • Thornberry
    New Boston
  • New Boston Bowie Co 3-1-17
  • Fort Davis Jeff Davis Co
  • Ballinger
  • Ballinger Runnels Co seat
  • Lueders Jones Co 2-19-17
  • Lueders
    Poteet
  • Poteet Atascosa Co 2-14-17
  • Ringgold Montague Co 2-8-17
  • Ringgold
    Frelsburg
  • Frelsburg Colorado Co 2-7-17
  • Glidden Colorado Co 2-2-17
  • Faysville Hidalgo Co 2-1-17
  • Glidden
    Wortham
  • Wortham Freestone Co 2-4-17
  • Roundup Hockley Co 1-25-17
  • Roundup
    Fulbright
  • Fulbright Red River Co 1-12-17
  • Pleasant Grove Wood Co 1-21-17

  • La Grange
    Fayette County
  • La Grange 1-20-17
  • La Grange old photos 1-20-17
  • old photos
    Rutersville
  • Rutersville 1-10-17
  • Plum 1-2-17
  • Plum
    Ledbetter
  • Ledbetter 1-2-17
  • Carmine 1-2-17
  • Mobeetie
  • Mobeetie Wheeler Co 1-8-17
  • Fort Elliott 1-8-17
  • Seminole Gaines Co seat 1-17-17
  • Texas City
  • Texas City Galveston Co 1-7-17

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    COUNTIES

    Featured Towns of 2016
    Elkhart
  • Elkhart Anderson Co 12-12-16
  • Notrees
  • Notrees Ector Co 12-6-16
  • Hermleigh Scurry Co 12-9-16
  • Hamlin Jones & Fisher Co 12-9-16
  • Hermleigh
    McMahan
  • McMahan Caldwell Co 12-5-16
  • Leon Springs
  • Leon Springs Bexar Co 12-1-16
  • Kamay Wichita Co 12-2-16
  • Alvarado
  • Alvarado Johnson Co 11-27-16
  • Louise Wharton Co 12-1-16
  • Hodgson Bowie Co 11-17-16
  • Hodges Jones Co 12-1-16
  • Wingate
  • Wingate Runnels Co 11-5-16
  • Fodice Houston Co 11-1-16
  • Holly Houston Co 11-7-16
  • Kennard Houston Co 11-11-16
  • Zephyr Brown Co 11-8-16
  • Fodice
    Palestine
  • Palestine Anderson Co 10-19-16
  • Lee Carson Co 10-26-16
  • Lee
  • Double Bayou Chambers Co 10-5-16
  • Bogata Red River Co 10-1-16
  • Bogata
    Avinger
  • Avinger Cass Co 9-15-16
  • Hickory Hill Cass Co 9-15-16
  • Bluff Dale
  • Bluff Dale Erath Co 9-6-16
  • Raleigh Navarro Co 9-4-16
  • Nechanitz Fayette Co 9-14-16
  • Holman
  • Holman Fayette Co 7-25-16
  • Briggs Burnet Co 8-3-16
  • Maypearl Ellis Co 8-8-16
  • Chandler Henderson Co 8-21-16
  • Uhland Caldwell Co 8-30-16
  • Rockwall
  • Rockwall Rockwall Co 7-1-16
  • Winchester Fayette Co 7-2-16
  • Bluntzer Nueces Co 7-22-16
  • Winchester
    Bay City
  • Muleshoe Bailey Co Seat 6-8-16
  • Bay City Matagorda Co 5-23-15
  • Devine Medina Co 6-24-16
  • Bluntzer
    Rice
  • Rice Navarro Co 5-18-16
  • Topsey Coryell Co 5-19-16
  • Avoca Jones Co 5-20-16
  • Topsey
    Albion
  • Albion Red River Co 5-10-16
  • Bunker Hill Jasper Co 5-11-16
  • Weinert Haskell Co 5-9-16
  • Weinert
    Bernardo
  • Bernardo Colorado Co 4-25-16
  • Mentz Colorado Co 4-25-16
  • Rock Island Colorado Co ghost town 4-23-16
  • Mentz
    Aurora
  • Aurora Wise Co
  • Hobbs Fisher Co 4-18-16
  • Willow Springs Fayette Co 4-29-16
  • Willow Springs
    San Augustine
  • San Augustine San Augustine County seat 3-14-16
  • Elkhart Anderson Co 4-9-16
  • Larue Henderson Co 4-8-16
  • Elkhart
    Mingus
  • Mingus Palo Pinto Co 3-19-16
  • Howe Grayson Co 3-30-16
  • Aransas Pass 4-7-16
  • Lyford
  • Lyford Willacy Co 2-10-16
  • Santa Monica Willacy Co 2-10-16
  • Newcastle
  • Newcastle Young Co 2-5-16
  • Park Fayette Co 2-5-16
  • Bruni Webb Co 2-8-16
  • Bruni
    St. Mary's
  • Saint Mary's Parish Lavaca Co 1-29-16
  • Midfield Matagorda Co 1-23-16
  • Mount Calm TX
  • Mount Calm Hill Co 1-8-16
  • Fairview Wilson Co 1-7-16
  • Devine Medina Co 1-13-15
  • El Sauz Willacy Co 1-17-16
  • Fairview

    Naming of Texas Towns

  • Texas on a First-name Basis
    Of the roughly 2,000 town names on the official state map, over 400 of them are first names.
  • The Naming of Names
  • Weird Names by Mike Cox
  • Texas place names describe unique stories of towns by Delbert Trew
  • Those strange town names by Bob Bowman
  • Unique town names by Bob Bowman
  • Jasper and Newton Counties, Beyond the Sabine
  • Despite odd names all over Lone Star State, 'Top 10' of the U.S. are commonplace here by Bill Bradfield
  • Why did they name it that? by Archie P. McDonald
  • Wonder Why They Named it That by Archie P. McDonald
  • A Geography Lesson by Bob Bowman
  • New Geography - Place name tweaking of several Counties and County Seats by Mike Cox
  • Twin Towns by Mike Cox
  • Cut and Shoot, Gun Barrel City, Gunsight, Point Blank and Winchester by Mike Cox
  • Boo-boo towns by Mike Cox
    The Texas map is sprinkled with cities and towns that got their names by mistake...
  • Population Ranks by Mike Cox
    The historic urban population hierarchy and population figures dating back to 1850...
  • An Affinity for Place Names by Bob Bowman
  • Geographic Humor by Mike Cox
    I guess you know the true story behind the founding of Amarillo? asked my old friend Larry Todd...
  • There's Hope in East Texas by Bob Bowman
  • Texas Lone Stars by Bob Bowman

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