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IRON BRIDGE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Gregg County, East Texas

6 miles S of Longview the county seat
On the Sabine River
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

First known as Cotton Plant, Texas, the town had a post office under that name in operation from 1850 through the end of the Civil War. A new post office opened in 1876 under the name Iron Bridge. The population in the mid-1880s was 150. The post office closed in 1891. In 1905 Iron Bridge reported two schools with a total enrollment of 129.

Iron Bridge melted away into oblivion - it was dropped from maps as early as the 1930s.

Iron Bridge, TX - Gregg County post office info
Iron Bridge, TX - Gregg County 1884 Postmark
Cover canceled with Iron Bridge, TX 1884 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Gregg  County TX 1907 postal map
1907 Gregg County postal map
showing the Sabine River
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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