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LESLEY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hall County, Texas Panhandle

Not on the state map
Highway 256
7 miles W of Lakeview
16 miles W of Memphis
SE of Clarendon
Population: 45 (1990)

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Lesley TX - General Store &  Gas Station
General Store/Gas Station
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
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History in a Pecan Shell

In 1902 local resident James P. Montgomery opened a post office at his home and named it after his son. It remained in Montgomery until 1907, when it was moved to the town's general store. It closed in 1915 and mail was rerouted through Lakeview.

By 1920 the town had the school (shown), a cotton gin and three stores. A gas station and restaurant had been added by the late 20s. In 1937 the school was consolidated with Lakeview's ISD. The population was a mere 10 from the 30s through the 40s. By the early 1970s it had increased to 70 and it retained its gin and grocery into the 80s. Lesley had about 40 people in 1984 and it was forty-five by 1990.
Lesley TX - Closed school
Closed School now on fenced off on private property.
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
Lesley old schoolhouse, Texas
Lesley schoolhouse
Photo by Erik Whetstone May 2005
Photographer's Note
"Due to all the mesquite trees, I wasnít able to get complete image of the front. The school was pretty interesting. It still has a majority of itís old doors. It looks like someone was using it to store cattle at one point, there were numerous pins constructed throughout the building." - Erik Whetstone, July 26, 2005
Lesley, Texas, view of old schoolhouse from  FM256
A view of the Lesley old schoolhouse from Hwy 256
Photo by Erik Whetstone, May 2005
Lesley School entrance, Lesley, Texas
Leslie Schoolhouse front, Lesley, Texas
L - Lesley School rear entrance.
R - Front entrance
Photos courtesy David Higgins, September 2005
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Lesley TX - Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
Lesley TX - Lesley Coop Gin
Lesley Coop Gin
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
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Lesley TX - Liberty Cemetery
Liberty Cemetery
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
Lesley TX - Liberty Cemetery
Liberty Cemetery near Lesley
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
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Old gas pump in Lesley, Texas

Old gas pump in
Lesley
Photo courtesy David Higgins
Lesley TX - Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
Lesley TX -  - Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, May 2018
Lesley TX Hall County 1908 Postmark  info
Lesley TX Hall County 1908 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Lesley, TX 1908 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Hall County
1940s Hall County map showing Lesley
W of Memphis
SE of Clarendon
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Lesley, Texas Nearby Towns:
Memphis | Childress | Clarendon | Matador
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