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    HYLTON, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Nolan County, Panhandle / West Texas
    SE of Sweetwater
    Farm Road 1170
    About 9 Miles NE of Blackwell
    Population: 00006 (2000)

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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
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    TX - Hylton Cemetery
    Hylton Cemetery
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    TX - Nolan County 1907 postal Map
    1907 Nolan County postal Map showing Hylton
    (Below "N" in "NOLAN")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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