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DUVAL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Winkler County, West Texas
Hwy 302
About 1 Mile West of Kermit

Population: 0

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Duval Tx - Old Duval Townsite Historical Marker
Old Duval Townsite Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

This town-that-never-had-a-chance didn’t even have time to start a cemetery. If not for the historical marker, it might have joined the long list of forgotten towns. The marker text now serves as the town’s history / epitaph.
Duval Tx - Old Duval Townsite Historical Marker
Old Duval Townsite Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Historical Marker Text

Old Duval Townsite

First post office in Winkler (then part of Tom Green) County opened near here (1908) on John Howe ranch. Mail came in twice weekly to serve 300 persons.

Duval townsite, promoted all over the United States by the Pueblo Investment Vo., opened on March 19, 1910, with free lots, a picnic, and cowboy tournament.

In April, Kermit
became seat of Winkler County; post office moved there in October. Duval failed to develop and townsite rights were canceled after 1928 oil discovery here. Ownership of many valuable lots sold in 1910 is still unclear today.
(1967)
Duval, Texas Area Towns:
Wink
Kermit
Monahans
Odessa
Midland

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