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Discontinued Post Offices

Anderson County
  • Bethel 9-29-15
  • Bradford 2-1-18
  • Ioni 9-20-14
  • Salmon 6-2-18
    Angelina County
  • Cheeseland 9-14-16
  • Homer 10-5-15
  • Marion 4-11-17
    Archer County
  • Geraldine 5-2-18
  • Mankins 5-2-18
    Atascosa County
  • Gallinas 7-17-14
    Austin County
  • Broomtown 8-15-14
  • Shelby 6-19-17
    Bandera County
  • Polly 7-23-18
    Bastrop County
  • Young's Settlement 7-2-14
    Bee County
  • Tulsita 5-11-14
    Bell County
  • Bland 9-11-15
  • Brookhaven 11-15-15
  • Crossville 6-15-14
  • Cyclone 4-17-15
  • Maxdale 7-1-15
  • Moffat 11-15 15
  • Sparta 11-15-15
  • Summerís Mills 2-13-15
  • Vilas 8-31-15
    Bexar County
  • Bexar
  • Earle
  • Luxello
    Blanco County
  • Board House
    Bosque County

  • Eulogy
  • Steiner/Fowler
    Bowie County
  • Bassett
  • Malta
  • Oak Grove
  • Rolyat
    Brazoria County
  • Hinkle's Ferry
    Brazos County
  • Allenfarm
  • Edge
  • Macy
    Brewster County
  • Castolon
    Brooks County
  • Flowella
    Brown County
  • Hutson
    Burleson County
  • Birch
  • Brazos Bottom
    Burnet County
  • Mahomet
  • Naruna
    Caldwell County
  • Delhi
  • Elm Grove
    Calhoun County
  • Olivi
    Cameron County
  • Rangerville
    Carson County
  • Roxana
    Cass County
  • Cass
  • Cusseta
  • Hickory Hill
    Castro County
  • Big Square
  • Summerfield/Boom
    Chambers County
  • Double Bayou
  • Turtle Bayou
    Cherokee County
  • Linwood
    Childress Country
  • Lonnie/Lonie
    Clay County
  • Joy
  • Thornberry
    Coke County
  • Nanhattie
    Coleman County
  • Atoka
  • Camp Colorado
  • Rock Crusher 3-2-19
  • Shields
  • Silver Valley
  • Trickham
  • Trickham Rural Station
    Colorado County
  • Bernardo
  • Bernardo Prairie
  • Mentz
  • Oakland Post Office
  • Provident City
  • Vox Populi
    Collin County
  • Chambliss
  • Erudia
  • Lebanon
    Comal County
  • Goodwin (Gruene)
    Comanche County
  • Mercer's Gap
    Cooke County
  • Leo
  • Marysville
    Coryell County
  • Eliga
  • King
  • Ruth
    Cottle County
  • Ginsite
    Crockett County
  • Hembrie
    Crosby County
  • Mount Blanco
  • Pansy
    Culberson County
  • Frijole
  • Plateau
    Dallas County
  • Oasis
    Dawson County
  • Sparenberg
    Deaf Smith County
  • Dean
    Delta County
  • Needmore
  • Yowell
    Denton County
  • Alton
    DeWitt County
  • Lindenau
    Donley County
  • Ashtola
  • Jerico
  • Lelia Lake
  • Rowe
    Duval County
  • Ramirez
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sweden
    Eastland County
  • Jewel
  • Mangum
  • Nimrod
    Ector County
  • Penwell
    Edwards County
  • Hackberry
    El Paso County
  • La Tuna
  • Ysleta
    Ellis County
  • Bristol
  • Nash
  • Ovilla
    Erath County
  • Alexander
  • Patilo
    Falls County
  • Otto
    Fannin County
  • Lamasco
  • Orangeville
    Fayette County
  • Black Jack Springs
  • Bluff
  • Cedar
  • Cistern
  • Colony
  • Freyburg
  • Long Prairie
  • Nechanitz
  • Oso
  • Swiss Alp
  • Waldeck
  • Warrenton
    Fisher County
  • Grady
  • Hitson
  • Hobbs
    Foard County
  • Margaret
    Fort Bend
  • Arcola
  • Booth
  • Duke
    Freestone County
  • Dew
    Gaines County
  • Eclipse
  • Loop
  • Trixie, Texas: An Unexpected Encounter With A Texas Bad Man
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  • Bayview
    Gillespie County
  • Cain City
  • Cherry Spring
  • Rheingold
    Gonzales County
  • Belmont
  • Dewville
  • Dilworth
  • Nickel
  • Wrightsboro
    Gray County
  • Boydston
    Gregg County
  • New Danville
  • Omega
    Grimes County
  • Retreat
  • Yarboro
    Guadalupe County
  • Cutoff
  • Zuehl
    Hale County
  • Bartonsite
  • Copenhagen
  • Norfleet
  • Running Water
    Hall County
  • Hulver
  • Lesley
  • Newlin
    Hamilton County
  • Indian Gap
    Hansford County
  • Hansford
  • Hitchland
  • Lucerne
  • Mulock
  • Record
  • Zulu
    Harris County
  • Howellville
    Haskell County
  • Ample
    Hays County
  • Capt's Mill
  • Goforth
    Henderson County
  • New York
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  • Run
    Hill County
  • Ash Creek
  • Blanton
  • Brandon
  • Files
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  • Towash
  • Vaughan
    Hood County
  • Fort Spunky
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  • Arbala
  • Birthright
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  • Rueben
    Houston County
  • Augusta
  • Coltharp
  • Fodice
  • Hagerville
  • Holly
  • Ratcliff
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  • Auto
  • Luther
    Hudspeth County
  • Camp Rice (Ft. Hancock)
  • Finlay
    Hunt County
  • White Rock
    Hutchinson County
  • Alpha
    Irion County
  • Arden
    Jack County
  • Gibtown
  • Vineyard/Wizard Wells
  • Vineyard
    Jackson County
  • El Toro
    Jefferson County
  • Cheek
    Jim Hogg County
  • Peña Station
    Johnson County
  • Wardville
    Jones County
  • Hodges
  • Tuxedo
    Kimble County
  • Cleo
  • Denman
  • Noxville
  • Roca Springs
  • Segovia
  • Telegraph
  • Yates
    Kinney County
  • Whistler/Tularosa
    Knox County
  • Rhineland
    La Salle County
  • Cotulla
  • Dull's Ranch
  • La Salle
    Lampasas County
  • Adamsville
  • Townsen Mills
    Lavaca County
  • Baurs / Baursville
  • Speaks
  • Vienna
    Lee County
  • Darden Springs
  • Manheim
  • Mosquito Prairie
    Leon County
  • Evansville
    Limestone County
  • Ben Hur
  • Farrar
    Live Oak County
  • Anna Rose
  • Mahala
    Llano County
  • Baby Head
  • Click
  • Lone Grove
  • Oxford
    Loving County
  • Juanita
  • Porterville
    Lubbock County
  • Slide
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  • Hollis
  • Jozye
    Marion County
  • Mims' Store
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  • Marienfeld
    Mason County
  • Hedwig's Hill
  • Loyal Valley
    Matagorda County
  • Ashby
  • Deming's Bridge
    McCulloch County
  • Mercury
  • Nine
  • Waldrip
    McLennan County
  • Searsville TE's 1000th ghost town 7-14-16
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  • Elstone
    Mills County
  • Big Valley
  • Caradan
    Mitchell County
  • Buford
  • Cuthbert
  • Hyman
  • Link
    Montgomery County
  • Danville
    Nacogdoches County
  • Caro
    Navarro County
  • Birdston
  • Corbet
  • Cryer Creek
  • Currie
  • Hester
  • Jester
    Newton County
  • Deweyville
  • Mayflower
    Nolan County
  • Hylton
    Ochiltree County
  • Huntoon
    Oldham County
  • Magenta
    Orange County
  • Lemonville
    Panola County
  • Bethany
  • Centennial
  • Fair Play
    Parker County
  • Buckner
  • Carter
    Pecos County
  • Hovey
    Polk County
  • Acol
  • Colita
  • Hortense
  • Ollie
  • Soda
    Presidio County
  • Buena Suerte
  • Casa Piedra
  • Ruidosa
    Rains County
  • Ginger
    Reagan County
  • Best
  • Stiles
  • Texon
    Red River County
  • Albion
  • Dimple
  • Rosalie
  • Vessey AKA Vesey
    Reeves County
  • Dixieland
    Rockwall County
  • Blackland
    Sabine County
  • Bayou
  • Sabinetown
  • Yellowpine
    San Augustine County
  • Zana
    San Jacinto County
  • Camilla
  • Fireman's Hill (Coldspring)
  • Urbana
    San Saba County
  • Bomar / Spring Creek
    Schleicher County
  • Thorpe
    Scurry County
  • Knapp
    Shackelford County
  • Ibex
  • Rising Sun
  • Sedwick
    Shelby County
  • Paul's Store
  • Stockman
  • Word 3-2-19
    Sherman County
  • Ideal
    Smith County
  • Etna
    Starr County
  • Dreamland
  • Viboras
    Stephens County
  • Caddo
  • Crystal Falls
  • La Casa
    Stonewall County
  • Oriana
  • Swenson
    Tarrant County
  • Birdville
    Taylor County
  • Potosi
    Tom Green County
  • Ben Ficklin
  • Christoval
  • Harriett
    Travis County
  • Volente
    Tyler County
  • Acol
  • Emilee
  • Peach Tree Village
    Upshur County
  • Calloway
  • LaFayette
  • Latch
    Uvalde County
  • Waresville
  • Worthy
    Val Verde County
  • Juno
  • Pumpville
  • Shumla
    Van Zandt County
  • Mars
    Victoria County
  • Guadalupe
    Walker County
  • Barado
  • Bath
  • Cincinnati
  • Falba
    Washington County
  • Long Point
  • William Penn
    Webb County
  • Dolores
    Wharton County
  • Lane City
    Wheeler County
  • Fort Elliott
  • Lela
    Wichita County
  • Bismark
  • Bridgetown
  • Thrift
    Wilbarger County
  • Grayback
  • Tolbert
    Williamson County
  • Gano
    Wilson County
  • DeWees
  • Fair View
    Winkler County
  • Tulsa
    Wise County
  • Aurora
    Wood County
  • Stormville
  • Yantis
    Young County
  • Belknap (Newcastle)
  • South Bend
    Zavala County
  • Cometa
  • Falcon
  • Loma Vista
  • Luma Vista

    Texas Town Photos
  • Alpine 2-9-18
  • Buckholts 9-5-18
  • Egypt 2-5-18
  • Ellinger 4-18-17
  • Flatonia 10-13-18
  • Hills Lee Co 11-5-17
  • Hollis 1-5-16
  • Kovar 11-5-16
  • Manheim 6-15-15
  • McDuff 2-9-18
  • Nada 10-1-15
  • Polly 6-5-18
  • Red Rock 8-26-18
  • Vienna 3-10-18
  • Zack 11-16-17
  • Biography

    John Germann is a retired teacher for whom Houston, Texas has been home since 1950. He is a "history nut." He taught history for over four decades, and he continues to pursue it - reading it, researching it, writing it. He is an avid and active philatelist, with a special interest in collecting the postal history of Texas. Of particular interest are postmarks from those post offices which have come and gone. There are thousands of these discontinued post offices (DPOs) in the state. Most have disappeared from the maps and the scenery, and their postmarks frequently represent the only historical reminder that they ever existed. He also enjoys travel, inside and outside of Texas, eating, watching movies, and just being a retired wastrel - all in the company of his lovely and exceedingly tolerant wife, Caro Ann.

    Research:

    I have published Texas Post Offices By County serially and then on CD-Rom - based on 40 total years of research among the primary sources, histories, and maps at the National Archives, Library of Congress, Texas State Archives, Texas General Land Office, Barker Center for Texas History, Houston Public Library (Texas Room), Clayton Genealogy Library (Houston), American Philatelic Research Library, the Internet, etc. I have also published varied articles and compendia on Texas post offices in journals and magazines, and am a very active member of the Texas Postal History Society.

    - John J. Germann
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