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HACKBERRY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Edwards County, Texas Hill Country

Hackberry Creek and FM 335
About 7 Miles E of Rocksprings
Population: 000003 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began in the 1880s although it wasn’t until shortly after 1900 when a store opened for the area ranchers in 1914 a post office opened inside the store.

An Englishman named Crawley opened a private school here shortly after the turn of the 20th Century and around 1920 a one room school opened its doors.

In the mid 1920s there were an estimated 75 Hackberrians served by two businesses. By the 1940s, the population declined to just 50. When the school was consolidated in 1953, with the Nueces Canyon School District the town lost its identity and by the early 1970s only the cemetery was left with a few scattered houses.

Still, the community somehow stayed on maps and residents (all three of them) made themselves available for the 2000 census.

Hackberry TX Edwards County 1926 Postmark info
Hackberry TX Edwards County 1926 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Hackberry, Texas 1926 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Edwards County TX 1920s Map
Edwards County 1920s Map showing Hackberry
(near Real County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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Uvalde
See Edwards County
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