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BLUE GAP, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Runnels County, Texas Panhandle / Texas Hill Country
NW of Coleman
SE of Abilene
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History in a Pecan Shell

Blue Gap was near the Coleman county line twenty-five miles northeast of Ballinger in extreme northeastern Runnels County. A log post office, established there in February 1878 with James K. Paulk as postmaster, was the first in the county; it was, in fact, founded before the county was organized in 1880. The townsite was named for a pass through nearby Table Mountain. For a brief period Blue Gap was a stop on the Round Rock-Buffalo Gap stage line. The community was short-lived, however, and its post office was discontinued in March 1881. The old post office building was restored in the 1960s, and a Texas Historical Commission marker was dedicated at the site in 1966.

From "Eighteen Ghost Towns of Runnels County" by Alton O'Neil Jr.
Coleman County TX 1882 Map
1882 Map shows Blue Gap in Coleman County
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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