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BRIDGETOWN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Wichita County, Texas Panhandle/North Central Texas

17 miles NW of Wichita Falls
Off Hwy 240 near the Red River
Population: 0


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History in a Pecan Shell

The town had no 19th Century history and was born with the boom of the Burkburnett oil field around 1920. The town was named after it’s most distinguishing landmark - a one mile bridge over the Red River. The toll bridge connected Wichita County, Texas with Tillman County, Oklahoma.

Although the population was transient, some permanent structures were constructed. The town had a post office from 1920 until sometime in the 1930s.

Bridgetown’s population went from a peak of 10,000 to a mere 100 persons in the mid 1920s.

Bridgetown’s last population figures were given as eighty (in the late 1940s).

Bridgetown’s inclusion in our town pages was suggested by Mr. Gaylon White of Wichita Falls, who wrote in July of 2004: “During the late 1970s I often crossed over the rundown and almost dismantled foot bridge. To do so, one had to walk on cables only at times. Not long into the 1980s, the bridge vanished in a huge flood and nothing is left today of Bridgetown except for some concrete foundations here and there.” Gaylon White
Bridgetown TX Wichita Co 1925 Postmark
Bridgetown TX Wichita Co 1925 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Bridgetown TX 1925 Postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Wichita County 1920s Map
Wichita County 1920s Map showing Burkburnett & Red River
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Bridgetown, Texas
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Burkburnett
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