TexasEscapes.com  
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine

PLUTO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Ellis County, North Central Texas

Near the Hill County line
15 Miles SW of Waxahachie
Population: 00015 (2000)

Book Hotel Here > Waxahachie Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

The town received a post office in 1894 (which closed in 1905). This would mean that the town was not named after the planet (discovered in the late 1930s) but after the Greek God of Hades.

In 1896 the town had a bustling population of 200 Putonians and three doctors who kept them healthy - perhaps with Pluto water. The town seems to have suffered no disasters or calamities, but the population drifted away in time - leaving just 34 residents - the reported population from the 1930s to the mid 40s. New residents have moved in in recent years, and Pluto remains listed as a community although it no longer appears on state or county maps.

The post office closed in 1905. Today mail is routed through Milford. From the early 1930s through the mid 1940s the population stood at 34 residents before slowly declining to the present 15 residents.

TX Ellis County 1920s Map
Ellis County 1920s Map showing Milford (SW of Waxahachie)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Pluto, Texas
Area Destinations:

Waxahachie
See Ellis County
Book Hotel Here:
Waxahachie Hotels
More Hotels
More Texas Towns & Hotels:
Central Texas North
Texas Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas
Hotels

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Custom Search
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes. All Rights Reserved