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GERALDINE, TEXAS

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

S of Wichita county line
FM 368
8 Miles S of Holliday
NW of Archer City
SW of Wichita Falls
Population: Unknown

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Geraldine TX Historical Marker
Geraldine
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, September 2017

Historical Marker:

Geraldine

(1 mile east)
In 1901, after failing to locate suitable land in Oklahoma, the American Tribune New Colony Company of Indianapolis acquired over 59,000 acres in this area for an immigration project. A post office was established in March 1902, and by grand opening, May 20, 1902, Geraldine had been surveyed, 2 water wells drilled, 75 buildings erected, and 125 farm families settled.

A severe drought and lack of ground water caused all but 20 families to leave by Jan. 1903. In 1905 County Court sold the tract to former owner Luke F. Wilson, and Geraldine was vacated.
(1973)


Photographer's Note:
In September my friend and I were visiting ghost towns in Archer County when we came across this historical marker for a very briefly but well populated former town by the name of Geraldine.

Geraldine TX Historical Marker
Geraldine Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dusty Martin, September 2017

Geraldine TX Archer Co 1905 Postmark info
Geraldine TX Archer Co 1905 Postmark
Cover canceled with Geraldine TX 1905 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX - Archer County 1907 postal map
Archer County 1907 postal map showing Geraldine
NW of Archer City
(from Texas state map #2090)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Geraldine, Texas Area Towns:
Archer City | Wichita Falls | Vernon
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