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    ELSTONE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Medina County, Hill Country
    8 Miles SE of Hondo
    Population 0

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    Elstone History in a Pecan Shell

    Sarah Elstone Mercereau is thought to be the town's namesake. She was a descendant of the Duke of Marlborough, and a resident of the town, but there's no mention of how she came to reside in such a remote locale.

    For seven years (1910-1917) Elstone had its own post office. The town had about 50 resident at that time.The town was doing all right until the 1920s when the boll weevil ruined area cotton crops. A single business was reported in 1931, but by the mid-1930s, the town had been totally abandoned.
    Medina County Texas 1940s map
    1940s Medina County map showing Elstone SE of Hondo
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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