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ELIGA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Coryell County, North Central Texas
About 14 Miles S of Gatesville
Now part of Fort Hood

Population: 0


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History in a Pecan Shell

The junction of House and Cowhouse Creeks provided a popular swimming hole for local residents in 1900 and around this spot the community of Eliga formed.

First named Elijah, it became Eliga with the granting of the post office in 1903.

At its peak, the community had a school, two stores, two gins and a blacksmith. Eliga was similar to its nearby neighbor of Ruth, Texas in many ways even to the point of them both being absorbed into Camp Hood, now Fort Hood. Prior to that date (1942) Eliga had maintained a population of twenty-five.


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TX - Camp Hood old postcard
Greetings from Camp Hood
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Eliga TX Coryell County 1909 Postmark info
Eliga TX Coryell County 1909 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1909 Eliga postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Coryell County TX 1907 postal Map
Coryell County TX 1907 postal map showing Eliga (near Bell County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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