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DUNDEE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Archer County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

33 44' 26' N, 98 54' 6" W (33.740556, -98.901667)
Highways 82 and 277
27 miles SW of Wichita Falls
Population: 25 est. (2010) 40 (1990)

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Dundee Tx Closed School
The closed Dundee School. More Texas Schoolhouses
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

The town is said to have been platted on land belonging to the T Fork Ranch in the late 1880s.

When the Wichita Valley Railroad laid tracks from Wichita Falls to Seymour in 1890, the president of the railroad named the town after the city in Scotland.

A three-story hotel was built at the depot - also property of the railroad.

In 1892 the town consisted of a post office, the depot and school and a population of 25.

The population was estimated around 200 in 1896. For a time Dundee enjoyed the status of being Archer County's second largest city.

Alex Albright, a banker with an interest in sheep raising set up shop in around 1910, opening a bank in town and operating a huge Karakul sheep ranch nearby.

The population was estimated at 400 during the 1920s and a federated study club was founded in 1921.

Lake Kemp was developed during this time.
Rice Ranch Community School children, 191201913
Rice Ranch Community School Children
Photo circa 1912-1913
"My grandmother, Myrtle Williams, is in the second row, seventh from left. Her sister, Elma Williams is in the same row, second from left. Their younger sister, Arena Williams, is in the first row, kneeling, second from left. The boy in the third row on the far left is Clarence Williams, brother to the Williams girls. The Rice Ranch Community was near Dundee. Thanks." - Cheryl Musick, May 04, 2005

Dundee, Texas Landmarks

Dundee Tx Methodist Church
Dundee Methodist Church. More Texas Churches
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
Dundee Tx Sanders Store
Sanders Store. More Texas Stores
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Coca-Cola ghost sign. More Ghost Signs
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
A closed gas station. More Texas Gas Stations
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Dundee Tx - Closed Station Outhouses
Outhouses
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
Dundee Tx - Abandoned House
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
Dundee Tx - Dundee Cemetery gates
Dundee Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
Dundee Tx - Dundee Cemetery tombstones
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009
More Texas Cemeteries
Dundee Tx highway sign
Entering Dundee
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2009

Dundee Texas Forum

  • My father grew up in Seymour during the 1910's - 1920's. I remember him talking about his Uncle John Hayley that was the J.P. in Dundee during the 1920's. He lived in the house at the NW corner of Highway 82 and whatever the FM crossroad was. The house was still standing in the 1960's, but I think it's gone now. My father often talked about taking the train from Seymour to visit Uncle John when he was out of school on vacation. - Cherry Johnston, July 07, 2004
  • Dundee, Texas  old schoolhouse
    The old schoolhouse in 2001
    Photo courtesy Eric Whetstone

    TX - Archer County 1907 postal map
    Archer County 1907 postal map showing Dundee
    (from Texas state map #2090)

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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