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    PLYMOUTH, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Collingsworth County, Texas Panhandle
    20 Miles NW of Wellington via US 83
    17 Miles S of Shamrock via US 83 to FM 1036

    Population: 0

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    Rocking Chair Ranche, Aberdeen, Collingsworth County, Texas
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally part of the British-owned Rocking Chair Ranch, the name is almost certainly after the English port. Local settlers formed a school district nearby in 1897 and by 1903 a post office had been granted.

    In 1907 a cotton gin was in business and the previously mentioned school moved to Plymouth in 1908, joined by the post office that same year.

    After 1924, the year the post office closed, mail came from Shamrock. In the mid-1920s, Plymouth was thriving with a four-teacher school, two churches, two general stores and two filling stations, although the population was a mere 25 residents.

    The community weathered the Great Depression and in 1940, Plymouth still had the gin and store, as well as the church and school. By the mid 1940s the number of residents was reduced to just 50 people and it decreased from there. Since 1950 no population figures have been available.

    By the mid 1980s, only the Plymouth cemetery was left.

    Collingsworth County Texas 1907 Postal map
    1907 Collingsworth County Postal map showing Plymouth
    (Above "G" in "COLLINGSWORTH")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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