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NEEDMORE, TEXAS
AKA Jernigan, Pecan, Pecan Branch, and Eureka

Texas Ghost Town
Delta County, North Central Texas / East Texas
FM 3132 and A County Road
1.5 Miles SE of Yowell
SW of Cooper
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

One thing the community did not need more of was names. The town that would become Needmore dates from the days of the Republic when it was inhabited, albeit sparely. When the Jernigan Baptist church was organized around 1850, the community took that name. In 1873 a post office named Pecan was granted.

The community counted 100 residents in 1882 and it had its own gristmill at that time. In the mid 1880s the name of the post office was changed to Needmore. In 1890 the town had three gristmills as well as a blacksmith, physician, a general store and a cotton gin.

The name Eureka was borrowed after the name of the local school district. Hopes were high when it was learned the Texas Midland Railroad was to enter Delta County, but the town was bypassed when tracks were laid.

The predicted decline set in and the population was halved to 50 by 1900. Then the post office was closed.

In 1949 the local school was consolidated and by the 1960s only a church was left. There were scattered residences, but no official count of residents.
Needmore, TX, Delta County, 1896 postmark info
Needmore, TX, Delta County, 1896 postmark
Cover cancelled with Needmore 1896 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX 1882 map shoiwng 8 NE counties
1882 map showing Needmore as Pecan
(SW of Cooper ) in Delta County

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Needmore, Texas
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