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TELEGRAPH, TEXAS

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Kimble County, Texas Hill Country
Highway 377
13 miles SW of Junction
Population: 0003


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Telegraph Store and Post Office,  Telegraph, Texas
Telegraph Store and Post Office
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
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History in a Pecan Shell

Telegraph came into being sometime before 1900 - the year a post office opened. The name comes from the telegraph that connected the string of military installations - or the telegraph poles that were cut nearby.

The natural setting made it a popular hunting and fishing destination although the year-round population remained at only 25 people from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. A population boom in the mid 1960 swelled the population to 56 - but by 1970 it was back to only 31. By the 1990s there were reportedly only three people living in the town.


Photographer's Note:
I really was amazed at how peaceful and quiet Telegraph was, the only thing you could really hear was the sound of the wind in the trees. It's so isolated, I wouldn't mind living there. - Erik Whetstone, March 18, 2006

Telegraph store and post office  historical market, Telegraph, Texas
Telegraph Store and Post Office Historical Marker

Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
Kimble County TX 1907 Postal Map
Kimble County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Telegraph
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Telegraph, Texas
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