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Nolan County TX
Nolan County

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HYLTON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Nolan County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

SE of Sweetwater
SW of Abilene
Farm Road 1170
About 9 Miles NE of Blackwell
Population: 00006 (2000)

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TX - Hylton Cemetery
Hylton Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

The community came into being in the mid 1880s and was named for early settler (and first postmaster) E. Hylton who assumed his duties in 1886.

The town’s nearness to Blackwell stymied growth since Blackwell had a railroad connection. Although Hylton’s population has been reported as high as 500 residents.

In 1899 a woman named Lille Franks, started the Fish Creek School. It seems nothing of note occurred in Hylton for decades. At the close of WWII it had a reported population of 187 but by the 1980 census it had fallen to a mere 28 residents, staying there for the 1990 census but dropping to a mere 6 by 2000.

Hylton Tx Masonic Lodge
Hylton Masonic Lodge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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Hylton Tx - Closed Sinclair Gas Station
Closed Sinclair Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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TX - Hylton Mountain, Hylton inscription
"The rock E. Hylton carved on top of Hylton Mountain
was discovered after the top was cleared by dozer!"
- Baron Caton, Nov. 21, 2017
TX - Hylton Mountain, Kitchen
"There has long been discussions of Elija Hylton enscribing his name on a rock on top of Hylton Mt. We now own the property in which Hylton sits and have actually discovered the rock along with another from the Kitchens family."
- Marshall Ellis, Nov. 21, 2-17

Hylton TX, Nolan County, 1954 Postmark  info
Hylton TX, Nolan County, 1954 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Hylton, TX 1954 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX - Nolan County 1907 postal Map
Nolan County 1907 postal map showing Hylton
SE of Sweetwater
near Taylor County line
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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