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GLEN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Chambers County, Gulf Coast / East Texas
50 Miles SW of Beaumont
S of Anahuac
E of Houston

Population: Absorbed by Oak Island

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History in a Pecan Shell

The community was located on what has evolved into FM 563 near present-day Oak Island. The Glen post office opened in 1905 and closed in 1918.

The town suffered a major hurricane in 1915 followed by a severe freeze the following year. Local farmers that managed to survive these two calamities, were further hit by plunging prices for crops after the end of WWI. The site of the town was part of the Brown and Root shipyard in the 1970s.
Chambers County 1907 Postal Map

1907 Chambers County Postal Map showing Glen
(Below "M" in "C-H-A-M-B-E-R-S")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Glen, Texas
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