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ACALA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hudspeth County, West Texas

On the Rio Grande and State Highway 20
5 Miles W of Fort Hancock
34 miles NW of Sierra Blanca
54 miles SE of El Paso
Population: 25

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Acala, Texas downtown
Downtown Acala
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone

History in a Cotton Boll

Named after the Spanish name for a type of cotton, Acala's history is mainly its population. According to the Handbook of Texas, a post office was opened in the 1920s and 1927 saw 50 Acalans calling it home. In the boom-bust year of 1929 the town reached its high-water mark of 100.

The Great Depression reduced the town to a mere ten persons before rebounding to 75 by the decade's end.

In the late fifties it regained its record population of 100 but a slow decline set in and by 1975 it was back down to 25 which is the last figure available.

1940s Hudspeth County map showing Acala ( W of Fort Hancock)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
See Hudspeth County
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