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PICKENS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Henderson County, East Texas
Not on the map
Highway 175 and FM 2329
5 miles NW of Athens

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled by a man named John Mires Pickens, who built his home at the site prior to the Civil War, the town was called Picken's Spur when the railroad (Texas and New Orleans Railroad) came through about 1900 and designated it a flag stop. By the 1930s, Pickens had twenty-five people and a church and two stores.

Church in Pickens, Texas
The former church in Pickens
Photo Courtesy Erik Whetstone, 7-04
Pickens, Texas Forum:
"Unfortunately ... the Pickens Church ... is now falling apart. So sad to see something of such history go to ruin. Breaks my heart." - Kristihuls, March 09, 2016

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Sunday drives in and around Athens
( From Bob Bowman's East Texas Sunday Drives )
Athens: Where the hamburger was invented - Athens, New York, Texas Cheesecakes, LaRue, Brownsboro, Edom, Purtis Creek State Park, Eustace, Mabank, Gun Barrel City, Payne Springs, Caney City, Malakoff and Cross Roads.

Nearby Destinations
  • Hwy 19 : North to Canton, or South to Palestine.
  • Hwy 31 : East to Tyler, or West to Corsicana via Malakoff, Trinidad and Kerens.

  • Athens Tourist Information
    Athens Visitor Initiative Program
    124 North Palestine, Athens, TX75751
    903-677-0775 or 1-888-294-AVIP
    Website: www.athenstx.org

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