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KONOHASSETT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Glasscock County, West Texas

NE Glasscock County
just 1.5 Miles W of the Sterling County Line
Near the North Concho River
NE of Garden City
SE of Big Spring
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

No explanation is available for the unusual name. Dr. J.T. O’Barr planned this would-be utopian community around 1907. The town was platted and streets graded. Five two-story buildings were placed along streets named after the doctor’s patients.

A post office was granted and Dr. O’Barr offered lots for sale on enticing terms. He went so far as to pre-plant a cotton crop for potential buyers.

A storm blew in and damaged many of the buildings. The school was hit hardest and not rebuilt. Sales had not been brisk and the community struggled to hang on. Disheartened pioneers moved on. The cotton gin, an important cog in the community economy, closed because of regional competition. The closing of the post office in 1918 was the final nail in Konohasset’s coffin. Dr. O’Barr returned people’s down payments and let the land revert to grasslands.
Glasscock County TX 1920s Map
Glasscock County 1920s Map showing Konohassett & North Concho River
(Near Sterling County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Konohassett, Texas Nearby Towns:
Garden City the county seat
Sterling City | Big Spring | Midland | Odessa | San Angelo
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