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CUSTER CITY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Cooke County, North Central Texas
Ranch Road 2896
10 miles NE of Gainesville
Population: 0

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Custer City Tx Church
Custer City Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

Jim Jones is credited with founding Custer City in 1876 - the nation's Centennial Year. For this reason the town had been named Centennial City. It was later renamed after George A. Custer, the boy-general of the Civil War and the man who undercounted the Indian population at Little Big Horn, Montana. Custer's defeat occurred in 1876 and the townspeople renamed their town in his memory.

A post office operated between 1877 and 1902.


Custer City had a population of 300 in 1882, but ten years later the population had shrunk to only 25 persons. The site of Custer City stopped appearing on highway maps sometime after the 1940 census.

Custer's Last Stand
Detail from the famous lithograph
Cooke County Texas postal route map 1906
Postal route map circa 1906, showing Custer City
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
See also:
Custer in East Texas by Bob Bowman (From "All Things Historical")
Custer City, Texas
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