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    WILLIAMS COMMUNITY, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    NW Hardeman County, Texas Panhandle
    About 4 Miles S of the Oklahoma State Line
    E of Ranch Road 680
    6 Miles N of Goodlett
    NW of Quanah

    Population: Between Unknown and Zero

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    Williams High School Tx Foundations
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The story of Williams Community is formed around its school. In the late 1920s the scattered districts of Elba, Johnson, Hooleyan, Red River and Robertson banded together to form the Williams High Rural School District.

    In the mid 1930s the students were split into grammar school (262) and high school (59). They were taught by a staff of ten teachers.

    Although there was a store at one point and at least one residence, the brick school was what put the town on the map (figuratively speaking). All that is left today is the simple brick memorial for the school, and the Johnson Cemetery.

    A Visit to Williams Community:

    Photographer's Note:
    The remains of Williams are about 13-1/2 miles northwest of Quanah on FM 680. The only thing standing is the Williams High School Class Marker. (The foundations are not exactly standing). - Barclay Gibson, October 03, 2009
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Site of 1929 to 1953 Williams Rural High School monument
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    Site of Williams Rural High School 1929 to 1953 marker
    Monument Plaque
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Williams High School Tx Foundations
    Foundations of Williams Rural High School
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Williams High School Tx Foundations ruins
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2007
    Williams High School Tx Foundations and steps
    Steps that lead to nowhere
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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