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McCAULLEY, TEXAS

Fisher County, Texas Panhandle
FM 57
28 miles S of Aspermont
33 miles NE of Sweetwater
38 miles NW of Abilene

Population: 119 (2000)

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McCalley Baptist Church, Texas
McCaulley Baptist Church

Photo courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005
History in a Pecan Shell

There had been a post office called Taopi here in 1890 but the town's name comes from one R. L. McCaulley. The change was made in 1893. The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway arrived in 1906 which made McCaulley Fisher County's premiere town. Nearby Hamlin drew off some of the town's population and after a few fires - the damaged buildings were never rebuilt. McCaulley remains on the map with 119 citizens - an increase from the 1990 figure of 96.
The abandoned school in McCaulley

Photo courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005
Burned out school rooms

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Memorial behind main school building, almost overgrown by shrubs. Inscription reads: "IN LOVING MEMORY OF TEAMMATES LOST IN TRAGIC BUS ACCIDENT, DEC. 8, 1978".

Courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005

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