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LA CASA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Stephens County, Texas Panhandle* / Central Texas North

32 36' 3" N, 98 41' 22" W (32.600833, -98.689444)
On FM 207 off FM 717
S of Caddo
SE of Breckenridge the county seat
Population: Unknown

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LaCasa Tx - New Hope Baptist Church
New Hope Baptist Church in La Casa
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

James C. Bargsley is credited as being the first resident. Bargsley had built a cabin here in 1880. E. T. Bradford open a store sometime before 1890 the year a post office was opened inside the store. By 1910 there were 30 residents which soared to 75 by the 1920 census. By 1930 it was down to only 20 people and that year the post office closed. No other figures are available.


* TxDoT includes Stephens County in the Panhandle Plains region
 La Casa Tx New Hope Baptist Church historical marker
New Hope Baptist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Historical Marker:

Mount Zion Cemetery

In 1879 this land was owned by Ezekel J. and Louisa J. McCleskey. According to McCleskey Family tradition M.M. McCluskey, a relative of Ezekel and Louisa from Georgia, died while visiting in 1879 and was the first person buried here. Eventually her grave site, near a church/school building, became a community cemetery named Veale for a local pioneer family. It was legally set aside as the Mount Zion Cemetery by the McCleskeys in 1907. The cemetery, enlarged over the years and maintained by an association formed in 1979, continues to serve the Frankell and LaCasa communities.
1994


Directions:
From La Casa, take FM 207 west 1 miles, turn south on CR 127 and continue 0.7 miles to cemetery
Stephens County TX - Mount Zion Cemetery Historical Marker
Mount Zion Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
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LaCasa Tx - Abandoned home
Abandoned home in La Casa
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
Lacasa TX Stephens County  post office info
Lacasa TX Stephens County 1926 Postmark
Cover canceled with Lacasa, TX 1926 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX - Stephens County 1907 postal map
Stephens County 1907 postal map showing Lacasa,
SW of Breckenridge,
near Palo Pinto and Eastland County lines
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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La Casa, Texas Nearby Towns:
Breckenridge the county seat
Abilene | Eastland | Graham
See Stephens County
Texas Panhandle | Central Texas North

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