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DIVOT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Frio County, South Texas

FM 1581 and FM 117
14 Miles SW of Pearsall the county seat
9 Miles NW of Dilley
25 miles NW of Cotulla
68 Miles SW of San Antonio
Population: Between Unknown and Zero

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Divot Tx - Closed Divot School
Ruins of Divot's old brick schoolhouse.
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Leona Settlement due to its proximity to the river of the same name, the community was formed shortly after the turn of the century. In 1908 a man named King opened the first store and the town was briefly called Kingsville. Of course the postal authorities turned down an application when it was submitted under that name for a post office. (Due to the larger Kingsville over by the coast).

The name Pivot was suggested but due to poor penmanship or a misreading in Washington, permission was granted for Divot.

The community got a cotton gin but the population was hovering around ten throughout the 1920s. By 1929 the community was just a school and scattered residences. After WWII the population had increased to 35, but the school merged with the district at Dilley.

The population was 28 in the early 1970s and by the mid 70s one of the towns two churches had been closed. Divot continues to appear on the state map.
Frio County TX 1920s map
1920s Frio County map showing Divot
SW of Pearsall, NW of Dilley
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Divot, Texas Nearby Towns:
Pearsall the county seat
Dilley
San Antonio
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