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GRAYBACK, TEXAS

Wilbarger County, Panhandle / Central Texas N
FM 1763 just south of FM 1811
15 Miles SE of Vernon
43 Miles W of Wichita Falls
Population: 25 (estimate 2000)

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Grayback Tx - Rock Crossing Church
Rock Crossing Church. More Texas Churches
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Grayback History in a Pecan Shell

When the Waggoner Ranch was formed in the 1880s, Grayback was having its own (more modest) beginnings. The town with its handful of people survived and went about its business until oil discoveries in the 1920s prompted the town to apply for a post office. During the boom the town was often referred to as Rock Crossing, an oil town actually several miles east. Phillips Petroleum Company did build some housing units for its employees in the 20s and a school was briefly in operation. The boom may have been felt elsewhere, but for Grayback, it retained a tiny population - peaking in 1950s at just 50.

Rock Crossing has long ago disappeared from maps and now everyone calls Grayback by its proper name. The population remains at 25 - and the town remains on the state map.
Grayback Tx - Abandoned Rock House
Rock house in Grayback
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

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