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McGIRK, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hamilton County, North Central Texas

31 31' 5" N, 98 19' 53" W (31.518056, -98.331389)

FM 1047
on the Lampassas River
Population: 9 est. (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Founded in the early 1870s, the town acquired a post office in 1882. John A. McGirk, the town's namesake also served as the first postmaster.

A steam-operated cotton gin on the Lampasas River remained in place for many years. The post office closed its doors by 1920 and the school was gone by the mid-1930s.

The town still had a population of 25 in 1945 but post war opportunities drew off that meager number and the town became a ghost.



Directions to McGirk:
"There is little information on this old town. The only thing left of it is an old cemetery and a school foundation off in the brush, that you wouldn't even notice if you did not know it is there.

This town was located on 1047 right on the Lampasas river between FM 2005 and Star at the far end of Hamilton County. From what I have gathered there once was a gas station and a whole community there. Now it is just a few farms and that old cemetery on the far corner of J. H. Joiner's (my grandfather) ranch." - Cody Morris, February 25, 2007



McGirk Post Office:
"McGirk post office for a short while (1893-1897) moved from Hamilton County to Mills County before moving back permanently into Hamilton County."



McGirk TX Mills County 1895 Post officde info
McGirk TX Mills County 1895 Postmark
Cover canceled with McGirk, TX (Mills County) 1895 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection



McGirk TX Hamilton County 1900 Post office info
McGirk TX Hamilton County 1900 Postmark
Cover canceled with McGirk TX (Hamilton County) 1900 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection



TX Hamilton County 1907 Postal Map
Hamilton County 1907 postal map showing McGirk near Mills County From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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North Central Texas

McGirk, Texas Nearby Towns:
Hamilton the county seat
Hamilton County
Mills County

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