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    BROOME, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Sterling County, Panhandle / West Texas
    U.S. Highway 87 where it meets the North Concho River
    About 10 Miles SE of Sterling City

    Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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    Broome History on a Pinhead

    Founded in the mid 1920s, it was a stop on the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad. The name honored C.A. Broome, a rancher and landowner in the region.

    The community-to-be was granted a post office although the proximity to Sterling City
    stymied growth. The post office closed its doors in 1939 and after WWII, the town consisted of a store / filling station with a population of just 25.

    The 1980 census reported just 18 residents and by 1990 there was no report at all.
    Sterling County & Coke County TX 1920s map
    Sterling County, Texas 1920s map showing Broome
    (Below "G" in "STERLING")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Broome, Texas Forum

  • Subject: Broome, Texas
    There was a little stop in the road about 10 miles northwest of Water Valley on highway 87 and about 10 miles southeast of Sterling City or half way in between the two towns. It used to be a rail way stop when there was a rail road. They used to pump gasoline until the late to mid 1960s. and maybe even into the early 1970s. Love your site. - Regards, H. L. Lovell, September 09, 2011


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