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MESQUITE, TEXAS


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Borden County, Panhandle / West Texas

32 52' 13" N, 101 37' 49" W (32.870278, -101.630278)

FM 1054
E of US 87 and N of US180
7 miles S of the Lynn County Line
16 miles NW of Gail the county seat
15 miles NE of Lamesa
55 miles N of Big Spring
Population ?

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TX  Borden County Mesquite Abandoned School
Abandoned Mesquite school
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018

History in a Pecan Shell

Texas' "other" Mesquite hasn't been overburdened with mistaken identity for the Mesquite in Dallas County. The school pictured above came into being circa 1905 and closed in 1952.

The Handbook of Texas makes a rather broad understatement when it states that "Mesquite is located in a relatively isolated area apart from major highways." It may come as a surprise to many people that Borden County has a second city.

TX Borden County Mesquite Abandoned School
Abandoned Mesquite school
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018

Mesquite, Texas old schoolhouse
Same view of the schoolhouse in the 2000s
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone

Borden County Mesquite TX Abandoned School
Abandoned Mesquite school
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018


Borden County Mesquite TX Abandoned  school
Mesquite school interior
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018
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Borden County Mesquite TX Abandoned Church
A former church?
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018


Borden County Mesquite TX Abandoned  house
Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018


Borden County Mesquite TX Abandoned  house
Windmills and abandoned house
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018


Mesquite, Texas Forum

Subject: Mesquite School
In your information about Mesquite, the school didn't close until 1952. My home place is across the road from the school and I went to school there through 1952 when they closed all the little schools in Borden County and we all went to school in Gail. The last teachers there were Mr. and Mrs. Bass. Can't remember his first name, but their sons names were George and Roger. I have many fond memories of good times there. Some of the kids that went to school there, still live in the community. Thanks very much. - Nancy Telchik Edwards, Mesquite, Texas (Borden County), June 19, 2009



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Mesquite, Texas Nearby Towns:
Gail the county seat
Big Spring
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