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FINIS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Jack County, North Central Texas

Near FM 1191
Not shown on county maps
Directions possible in Bryson, East of Graham
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Finis was along Rock Creek where the Young, Jack, and Palo Pinto county lines converge.

A timeline of significant events in Finis' history:
1880: Finis was founded at a natural crossing of Rock Creek and the town named after cattleman and merchant, Finis Marshall.
1881: The town had a post office and served as a stage stop along the Fort Belknap-Weatherford road.
1884: Finis had a general store, a steam gristmill and cotton gin, and an estimated population of fifty.
1889: A shootout between a lynch mob and the Marlow brothers sent two of the brothers to the Finis Cemetery. This incident was later screen-written into the movie The Sons of Katie Elder. (See Forum below)
1896: The town had an estimated 100 inhabitants, served by Methodist and Christian churches, three general stores, and a blacksmith shop.
The community had a school in the early 1900s.
1920: The Finis post office and school closed in the early 20s, and the community disappeared - leaving only the Finis Cemetery.

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Finis, Texas Forum

This shootout between a mob and the Marlow brothers did not happen in or near the town of Finis. The incident occurred near Graham, TX. Three of the Marlow brothers are buried in the Finis cemetery. This historical incident was loosely interpreted in the mob attack in the movie "The Sons of Katie Elder." But the movie is in no way a complete representation of the Marlow brothers or the event in history. - Dorman Holub Chairman, Young County Historical Commission, Graham, TX, April 12, 2004
TX Jack County Texas 1920s map
Jack County 1920s Postal Map showing Finis
(near Palo Pinto & Young County lines)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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