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"These small Texas towns have so much to tell us it would be a crime not to listen, and a greater crime for their stories to be lost."
- Allen Lee Hamilton, Professor of History,
St. Philip's College, San Antonio, TX

NEW - Featured Towns of 2021

Menard
  • Menard Menard County seat 9-9-21


  • Oran Palo Pinto Co 9-12-21
  • Silverton Briscoe Co seat 9-9-21
  • Crandall
  • Crandall Kaufman Co 8-24-21
  • Lewisville Denton Co 6-25-21
  • Dalhart Dallum Co seat
  • Detroit
  • Detroit Red River Co 3-29-21
  • Meadow Terry Co 3-29-21
  • Wall
  • Wall Tom Green Co 3-10-21

  • Mobile City Rockwall Co 3-17-21
  • Tioga
  • Tioga Grayson Co 1-21-21


  • McNeil Caldwell Co 2-1-21

  • Kirby Bexar Co 2-1-21


  • Brownwood
  • Brownwood Brown County Seat 1-18-21
  • Floresville
  • Floresville Wilson County Seat 1-11-21
  • Round Rock
  • Round Rock Williamson County 1-15-21

  • Featured Towns of 2020


    Bonham
  • Bonham Fannin Co seat 12-11-20
  • Mckinney
  • McKinney Collin Co seat 12-10-20
  • Johnson City
  • Johnson City Blanco Co
  • Bowie
  • Bowie Montague Co 11-20-20



  • Valley Spring
  • Valley Spring Llano Co 11-16-20
  • Perryville
  • Perryville Wood Co 11-14-20
  • White Deer
  • White Deer Carson Co 11-3-20
  • Panhandle
  • Panhandle Carson Co seat 10-4-20
  • Farmers Branch
  • Farmers Branch Dallas Co 10-27-20
  • Carrollton Dallas Co 6-19-20



  • Arthur City
  • Arthur City Lamar Co 10-8-20

  • Yellowpine Sabine Co
  • Colorado City
  • Colorado City Mitchell Co seat 9-14-20
  • Yorktown
  • Yorktown DeWitt Co 9-12-20
  • Seguin
  • Seguin Guadalupe Co 9-12-20
  • Fredonia
  • Fredonia Gregg Co 9-1-20

  • Rhea Parmer Co 9-1-20
  • Cuthand
  • Cuthand Red River Co 8-22-20
  • Plainview
  • Plainview Hale Co seat
  • Lane City
  • Lane City Wharton Co 8-16-20
  • Roby
  • Roby Fisher Co seat
  • Papalote Bee Co 7-24-20
  • Rural Shade Navarro Co 8-10-20
  • Lavon
    Collin County
  • Lavon 7-23-20
  • Josephine
  • Josephine 7-23-20
  • Copeville 7-23-20
  • Violet
  • Violet Nueces Co 7-12-20
  • Brady McCulloch Co 6-30-20


  • Zipperlandville Falls Co 7-10-20

  • Terrell
  • Terrell Kaufman Co 5-30-20
  • Zephyr
  • Zephyr Brown Co 5-28-20
  • Grapevine
  • Grapevine Tarrant Co 5-23-20
  • Eola
  • Eola Concho Co 5-6-20
  • Fort Chadbourne
  • Fort Chadbourne The Fort - Coke Co 5-1-20
  • Fort Chadbourne Ghost town - Coke Co. 5-2-20
  • Decatur
  • Decatur Wise Co seat 4-24-20
  • Beaukiss Williamson Co 4-22-20
  • Beyersville Williamson Co 4-22-20
  • Circleville Williamson Co 4-22-20
  • Dialville
  • Dialville Cherokee Co 4-20-20
  • Winona
  • Winona Smith Co 4-18-20

  • Bascom Smith Co 10-29-20
  • Personville
  • Personville Limestone Co 4-1-20
  • Cunningham Lamar County
  • Cunningham 3-24-20
  • Direct 3-24-20
  • Georgia 3-24-20
  • Thomaston DeWitt County

  • Thomaston 3-10-20
  • Arneckeville 3-10-20
  • Coryell County
  • Pancake
  • Lime City
  • Turnersville
  • Shiloh
  • Shiloh Gregg Co 2-23-20
  • Schertz Guadalupe / Bexar Co 2-21-20
  • Schertz, Now and Then 2-21-20
  • Simmons
  • Simmons Live Oak Co 2-10-20
  • Earth
  • Earth Lamb Co 2-11-20
  • Holland
  • Holland Bell Co 1-23-20
  • Uncertain
  • Uncertain Harrison Co 1-11-20
  • Mart
  • Mart McLennan Co 1-15-20

  • Hull Liberty Co 1-14-20

  • Era Cooke Co 1-10-20
  • Witting
  • Witting Lavaca Co 1-10-20


  • Wamba Bowie Co 1-9-20
  • San Benito
  • San Benito Cameron Co 1-8-20
  • Taylor
  • Taylor Williamson Co 1-7-19
  • Alvin
  • Alvin Brazoria Co 1-6-20
  • Giddings
  • Giddings Lee Co seat 1-5-20
  • Anson
  • Anson Jones Co seat 1-1-20
  • Ralls
  • Ralls Crosby Co 1-1-20
  • Bangs
  • Bangs Brown Co 1-1-20
  • Bronson
  • Bronson Sabine Co 1-1-20




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