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ADMIRAL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Callahan County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas
CR 2228 about 5 Miles South of I-20
11 Miles SW of Baird
SE of Abilene
Population: 0

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Admiral Cemetery, Texas
Admiral Cemetery
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols & Jordan Gibson, 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

The community of Admiral formed around the Baptist church which was built in 1881. A post office was established in 1897. The population reached 100 by 1900 and by 1914 there were two stores. After the post office closed in 1929 the writing was on the wall and Admiral slid into a decline. The 1950 population was down to 50 and thirty years later it was a mere 18 residents. By 1989 Admiral had become only a cemetery and a church building. The church was burned by arsonists in 1993, leaving only the cemetery and the church foundation.

Photographer's Note:
Here are some pictures of Admiral, Texas, another ghost town in Callahan County. It is located on County Road 2228 about 5 miles south of I-20. The cemetery looks pretty well maintained, and to the left of the cemetery there is a concrete foundation of the Admiral Baptist Church. It was burned by vandals in the early 1990's. Thanks again! -
Lexie & Gibson
Admiral Cemetery, Texas
Admiral Cemetery
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols & Jordan Gibson, January 2009
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Admiral Baptist Church Texas Historical Marker
Admiral Baptist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols & Jordan Gibson, January 2009
Admiral Baptist Church plaque Texas

Admiral Baptist Church plaque
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols & Jordan Gibson, January 2009
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Veterans Memorial in Admiral Cemetery, Texas
Veterans Memorial in Admiral Cemetery
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols & Jordan Gibson, 2009
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