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    DORA, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Nolan County, Panhandle / West Texas
    SE of Sweetwater
    About 4 Miles E of present-day Nolan
    Close to Elm Creek
    Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was established in the late 1870s and is thought to be Nolan County’s first community. The name comes from Dora Collings, the postmaster’s daughter.

    A school district was formed in 1891 and both Dora and (Old) Nolan, Texas (about 10 miles W) gave up population when Blackwell, Texas sprang up along the railroad (equidistant between the two communities).

    Dora’s student population was absorbed into the Divide district in 1928 – causing another gouge in the declining population. In 1938 the post office closed its doorts and for the 1940 census only 15 residents were reported.

    Today the Dora cemetery is nearly all that is left of the community.
    TX - Nolan County 1907 postal Map
    1907 Nolan County postal Map showing Dora, Texas
    (Above "N" in "NOLAN")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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