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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
    (Near Howard and Sterling County lines)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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