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LONNIE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Childress County, Texas Panhandle

About 1 Mile E of US 62/83 on CR "L"
Population: Unknown

Lonnie, Texas Area Hotels > Childress Hotels
LonnieTX - longhorns
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
More on Longhorns | Cattle

History on a Pinhead

There is no telling how many people occupied this place. The lone population figure comes from 1945 when 10 residents were reported. The land had been owned by a large ranch (The Diamond Tail) but it did have a post office briefly (1909 to 1913) which qualifies it for inclusion as a ghost town. A community hall has been reported in the vicinity as late as the 1987.
LonnieTX church
Lonnie church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Photographer's Note:
"All I know about Lonnie is this church. It may be all there ever was in the first place. It is located about 1 mile east of US 62/83 on CR "L".

The church door was locked so I took a couple of pictures through the keyhole while keeping an eye on the nearby cattle." - Barclay Gibson
LonnieTX church
Lonnie church interior through the keyhole
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
LonnieTX church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Lonnie TX 1910 postmark
Lonnie TX 1910 postmark
Postcard cancelled with "Lonie" TX 1910 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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