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WALDRIP, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
McCulloch County, Texas Hill Country
22 Miles N of Brady

and 1 Mile S of the Colorado River
Population: Unknown / Dispersed


Waldrip, Texas Area Hotels > Brady Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

When McCulloch County was organized in 1876, the site was part of Waldrip's Ranch. A post office was granted under the name Waldrip in 1879 but by the 1930s it had closed.

In 1884 Waldrip had a population of only thirty, but it did have a church and school. In the 1890s an influx of cotton farmers helped bolster the economy. Waldrip had several cotton gins built near it at one point, but fires and relocation ruined this chance at prosperity and longevity. From a population of 264 in 1925, the town declined to a mere 150 by 1941. The last year for population figures was 1961 when forty people admitted to living in the area.
TX - Waldrip Bridge / Colorado River thru truss bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007

Waldrip Bridge
CR220 Colorado River Through Truss Bridge
25 Miles S of Coleman.

Waldrip TX info
Waldrip TX McCulloch Co 1886 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1886 Waldrip postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
McCulloch County TX 1907 Postal Map
McCulloch County 1907 Postal Map showing Waldrip
(S of Colorado River)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Waldrip, Texas
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