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SYLVESTER, TEXAS

Fisher County, Texas Panhandle
FM 57 and FM 1085, about:
10 Miles E of Roby
29 miles NE of Sweetwater
43 Miles NW of Abilene

E of Snyder
W of Anson
Population: 102 (2000)

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Sylvester Tx Baptist Church
Sylvester Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The Compere brothers of Abilene are credited with founding the town in 1903 when they bought part of the AJ Ranch in anticipation of the arrival of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. They named it in honor of railroad promotion manager W. W. Sylvester. The railroad arrived in 1905 and properity followed. All essential businesses opened in short order and by 1909 the population was a healthy 600.

By 1940 the population had shrunk to slightly over 400 Sylvesterites and the decline has continued to the current 102.

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Closed church in Sylvester, Texas
A closed church
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Church bell, Sylvester Texas closed church
Church bell
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Sylvester Tx Road Sign on  farm road
Entering Sylvester
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Sylvester Texas School ruins
Sylvester School ruins
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Sylvester Texas School steps ruins
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Sylvester Tx Closed Store
A closed store
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Sylvester Tx abandoned house
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Sylvester Tx old gas Station
Sylvester Tx Old Filling Station
Sylvester Tx Old Filling Station
Old gas stations in Sylvester
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