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BARTONSITE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hale County, Texas Panhandle
13 Miles NW of Abernathy
Population: Unknown

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History on a Pinhead

This short-lived town waited for a railroad that never arrived. In 1907 the town was laid out in anticipation of a Santa Fe extention from Plainview to Lubbock. The would-be town was on land donated by the Barton Ranch.

Although it accumulated about 250 people and had a post office granted, when the proposed route was cancelled people drifted away and buildings were said to have been moved to Abernathy. A few people held out until 1921 when the post office closed its doors.
Bartonsite TX Hale County 1909 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Bartonsite 1909 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Texas - Hale and Floyd County 1920s map
Bartonsite (SW of Hale Center) in the 1920s Hale County map
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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