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    STONY, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Denton County, North Central Texas
    Farm Road 2622
    8 miles N of Justin
    10 miles W of Denton

    Population: est 25 (1990)

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    Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Settled in the late 1850s, Stony was named for its soil type. The name wasn't exactly enticing to people looking to till the soil and sure enough, the population rarely exceed 50. It had 130 at its highest point, but that was in 1884. By 1890 the population had dropped to fifty.

    Justin was a shipping point for farmers and naturally drew potential settlers.

    Stony's post office opened in 1879, but by 1918 it was discontinued.

    In 1914 the town had 100 residents, but from the 30s to the 90s it has remained at only around 25 persons.
    Stony Cemetery dated 1850, many graves from late 1800's.
    Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012
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    Stony United Methodist Church, still active
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    3-room schoolhouse, built late 1800's
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    Old Stony, Tx gas station, fence created recently by local artist! (This gas station has been moved from it's original location.)
    Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012
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    Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012

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