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  • HALIFAX, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Polk County, East Texas
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    Population: 0

    Halifax, Texas Area Hotels > Livingston Hotels

    History in a Pinecone

    Although the community of Halifax did have a pre-Civil War post office, it appears it was essentially a race track. Built just north of ancient Indian burial grounds, it did have gristmill, but nearly every other business catered to gamblers.

    Saloon, racetrack, stables, blacksmith and hotel (presumably for out-of-town gamblers) are the only businesses listed in the Handbook of Texas entry for Halifax. Nary a mention of churches, schools, newspapers or other signs of civilization.

    The post office served Polk County residents from Midway to Old Hope from 1853 through 1858. Without enduring infrastructure, the town disappeared.
    Polk County TX 1858 Map
    Polk County TX 1858 Map showing Halifax NE of Livingston
    (Above "LK" in "POLK")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Halifax is suggested to be included in our ghost town list by “Gary in Arizona.”

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

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