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OSAGE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Coryell County, North Central Texas
On Bluff Creek near the McLennan County Line
10 Miles NE of Gatesville

Not on the TXDoT map
See 1940s Coryell County Map
Population: 30 (1990)

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Osage Baptist Church and Tabernacle,  Osage Texas
Osage Baptist Church and Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2004
History on a Pinhead

The town may have been named for either the bois d'arc trees - which were also called Osage Oranges, or the Indian tribe. People started arriving in the area sometime around 1860. A post office was in operation from 1878 all the way until 1965.

The town might have prospered except for a fire in 1936 that destroyed most of downtown. Osage's school consolidated with Crawford ISD in 1947. The Baptist church shown above has been in continuous use (on Sundays) for over 100 years.
1940s  Texas Coryell County Map
1940s Coryell County map showing Osage near McLennan County Line
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Osage, Texas
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