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Young County TX
Young County

PROFFITT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Young County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

9 miles W of Newcastle
W of Graham
E of Throckmorton
4 miles E of Throckmorton county line
Population: 0

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Proffitt TX Closed Schoolhouse
Profitt closed school
Photo Courtesy Dustin Martin, May 2017

History in a Pecan Shell

Named after the ranching Proffitt family around 1862 - under the protection of nearby Fort Belknap. John Proffitt donated land for a church that was also a school and Masonic lodge after the Civil War. The Proffitt post office opened in 1880. John Proffitt went into the freighting business and in the mid 1890s he opened a store. In 1925 the post office was closed and mail was routed through Newcastle.

The population remained at only fifty for decades and then increased to 125 in the 1960s. After that unexplained increase, further figures are unavailable.

A church, cemetery and community center are all that remain of the former town.

Proffitt TX Closed Schoolhouse
Profitt school entrance
Photo Courtesy Dustin Martin, May 2017
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Proffitt TX Baptist Church
Proffitt Baptist Church
Photo Courtesy Dustin Martin, May 2017
Proffitt TX Baptist Church
Photo Courtesy Dustin Martin, May 2017
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Fort Belknap Texas
Photo courtesy Lexie Nichols and Jordan Gibson, 2007
Fort Belknap
1907 Young County postal map showing Proffitt
(Above "Y" in "Y-O-U-N-G", NW of Graham)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Proffitt is included as an entry in T. Lindsay Baker's Ghost Towns of Texas ›


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Proffitt, Texas Nearby Towns:
Graham | Throckmorton | Possum Kingdom Lake
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