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BYSPOT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
San Jacinto County, East Texas
18 Miles SW of Coldspring
SE of Huntsville
NE of Conroe
Population: 0


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History in a Pecan Shell

The town’s post office was open from 1899 to 1921.

Originally called Teddy (see vintage maps below), the name was changed around 1903, when a local businessman J. O. H. Bennett changed it to Byspot, his wife’s name (Topsy) spelled backward and adding a B.*

Bennett also owned and operated a narrow-gauge railroad that took logs to Conroe which was acquired by the Delta Land and Timber Company in 1926 and abandoned in 1931.

The community no longer appears on the list of US Geological Survey place names.

Byspot, Texas Related Articles

  • Unique Town Names by Bob Bowman
    "Byspot is a good example. Settled in 1899 in San Jacinto County, it was first known as Teddy, but in 1903 J.O. Bennett changed the community’s name to Byspot, a name derived from spelling his wife Topsy’s name backward and adding a B. Bennett owned and operated a logging tram railroad, indicating Byspot was a logging community." more

  • The Conroe, Byspot and Northern: A Tram Railroad That Time Forgot by W T. Block, Jr.
    "...J. O. H. Bennette first built a log railroad in 1898 from his sawmill at old Security, some five miles across Peach Creek to his "log front" at Teddy or Byspot in southwest San Jacinto County. At first, the log front was named Teddy for the new hero of San Juan Hill (Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War), but Bennette soon changed the name to Byspot, which was the first 6 letters of his wife's name (Topsy Bennette), spelled backwards...more"
  • San Jacinto Texas 1907 Postl Map
    San Jacinto County 1907 postal map showing Teddy
    (On San Jacinto and Montgomery County Line)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    San Jacinto Texas 1920s map
    San Jacinto County 1920s map showing both Teddy & Byspot
    (Along San Jacinto and Montgomery County Line)

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    *Spelling things in reverse order (like Saxet in East Texas ) was a method of naming towns – when there wasn’t anyone (or any significant local geographical formation) to honor.

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