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KEY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Dawson County, Texas Panhandle

Highway 180 and FM 178
12 miles E of Lamesa
45 miles NW of Big Spring
52 Miles W of Snyder
Population: 20 (1990, 2000)

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Key old gas station and store
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010
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. In 1990 it was reported as twenty. The population remained the same in 2000.


Handbook of Texas Online, William R. Hunt, "Key, TX," accessed September 06, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrk09.
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Key Mercantile in 2001
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone
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