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EDITH, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Coke County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 158
About 8 Miles W of Robert Lee
South of E.V. Spence Reservoir, and just West of Paint Creek Park

See 1920s Coke County Map
Population: 0

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Edith Tx Road Sign
Approaching Edith
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

Edith had its beginnings in the 1880s, gaining its official name with the opening of a post office in 1890. The namesake was a woman from Ballinger named Edith Bonsall, although the reason for the honor is not currently available.

The town suffered the fate of many towns whose proximity to the county seat doomed them from developing their own separate economy. By 1955 the Edith post office closed its doors. A single business stayed open to serve the estimated 25 residents, but by the 1970s, Edith had been abandoned, leaving only the cemetery.

Edith, Texas Today

Photographer's Note:
Not much left of Edith. Even the aluminum Historical Marker is missing. - Barclay Gibson
See 1920s Coke County Map
Edith Tx - Closed Steakhouse
Closed
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Edith Tx - Closed Steakhouse Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Edith Tx - Flea Market Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Edith Tx Paint Creek Cemetery
Paint Creek Cemetery in Edith
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Map - Coke County Texas 1920
1920s Coke County Map showing Edith
Courtesy General Land Office
Edith, Texas
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