TexasEscapes.com 
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine
Texas Towns by Region
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Central Texas North
  • Central Texas South
  • South Texas
  • East Texas
  • West Texas
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Towns A - Z
    Over 2900 Towns

    Texas Ghost Towns
    Over 800 Ghost Towns

    Book Hotels
  • Eastland Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in
    Eastland, Texas
    Book Here

    PIONEER, TEXAS

    Eastland County, Texas Panhandle / N Central Texas
    FM 569 and FM 374
    About 37 Miles SW of Eastland
    About 32 Miles NW of Coleman

    Population:
    0040 (2000)


    Pioneer, Texas Area Hotels > Eastland Hotels

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The community was established in the early 1880s and was granted a post office in 1885. It had an uneventful history until the 1920s when it underwent an oil boom. From a mere 30 people, it exploded to an estimated 5,000 residents who all left after the boom subsided. The 1980 population was reported to be 40 and that figure was the same for the 2000 census.

    Photographer's Note:
    "Pioneer was a pleasant little surprise. It is on FM374 about 4-1/2 miles SE of Cross Plains or about 7 miles NW of Rising Star. I somehow missed the Pioneer Cemetery right on TX 36." - Barclay Gibson

    Pioneer Tx - Community Club

    Pioneer Community Club
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013

    Pioneer Tx - Church

    Pioneer Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2013
    More Texas Churches

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos of their town, please contact us.

    Pioneer, Texas Area Towns: Eastland | Eastland Hotels
    Pioneer, Texas Area Towns:
    Eastland
    Coleman

    Book Hotels:
    Eastland Hotels
    Coleman Hotels
    More Hotels
    More Texas Towns & Hotels:
    North Central Texas
    Texas Panhandle
    West Texas
    Texas Ghost Towns
    Texas Town List
    Texas
    Custom Search
    Eastland Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in Eastland, Texas
    Book Now
    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS FEATURES
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright 1998-2013. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved