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 Texas : Towns A-Z / Ghost Towns / Panhandle : Key

KEY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Dawson County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 180 and FM 178
13 miles E of Lamesa

45 miles NW of Big Spring
52 Miles W of Snyder

Population 20 (1990)

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Dawson County, Key, Texas store
Key old gas station and store
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010
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History According to the Handbook of Texas:

[Key] had a population of ten and three businesses in 1930. The Key Baptist Church was consolidated with the Pioneer Bethany and Mount Olive churches in 1914. After a church fire in 1923 part of the church community moved three miles south to build the Midway Baptist Church, while the remaining congregation built a new church at Key, which was expanded in 1948. In 1947 Key had a school, a church, five businesses, and seventy-five people. The population was seventy-five in 1950 and forty in 1980.
Key, Texas - Key Mercantile
Key Mercantile in 2001
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone
Key, Texas
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