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Runnels County TX
Runnels County


DRASCO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Runnels County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

Near Taylor county line

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Drasco Tx Bluff Creek Baptist Church
Bluff Creek Baptist Church in Drasco
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Drasco, in north central Runnels County, was once called County Line because of its proximity to the Taylor county line. The community had to change its name when it got a post office because there was another place by that name in Texas (see Taylor, Texas). After other names were turned down also, a name composed of letters taken from the various names submitted by residents was formed. This name was Drasco. The post office was granted in 1909, but was discontinued in 1911. A school was started in February of 1903 - a Union Sunday School, composed of Methodists and Baptists. The Methodists organized in 1904 and built their first church in 1912. The Baptist organized November of 1907. They built their first building in 1908. As of today both these churches have been disbanded.

The population of Drasco reportedly never exceeded thirty. By 1940 it had a population of fifteen and one store. The 1982 county highway map showed two churches and several businesses at Drasco, which was still listed as a community in 1990.

From "Eighteen Ghost Towns of Runnels County" by Alton O'Neil Jr.
Drasco Texas ruins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
TX  Runnels  County  1907 postal Map
Runnels County 1907 Postal Map
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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