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BIRDSTON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Navarro County, Central Texas North

Farm Road 416
2 miles NE of Streetman
19 miles SE of Corsicana the county seat
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Birdston, was settled sometime prior to the Civil War. A post office was opened in 1866 and the town had all the necessary components (sawmill, cotton gin and gristmill) to become a thriving town.

With a population of 250 in 1892, the town still held promise until around the turn of the century when Streetman was accepted as the regional railroad connection. The Birdston post office closed in 1909 and Birdston disappeared from maps.

About all that remains today is the Birdston Cemetery.
Birdston, Texas 1893 postmark
Birdston, Texas 1893 postmark
Cover cancelled with Birdston 1893 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Navarro County 1907 Postal Map
Navarro County 1907 Postal Map showing Birdston,
near Freestone County line

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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