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LUXELLO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bexar County, South Texas
18 Miles NE of Downtown San Antonio

Population: 0

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Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2008
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On Cibolo Creek, near Selma, No Directions Available – not on maps

History in a Pecan Shell

The Handbook of Texas allows that the town was “probably” settled around 1900. It was first named Landa, but the name was changed to honor Charles Lux, the town’s first postmaster. The post office opened in 1915 but closed its doors soon after. That year the population was reported as 35 residents. As hard as it is to believe – the town declined from that number – although it managed to hold on through the Great Depression. The population was given as 30 for both the 1930 and 1940 censuses but after WWII the town was bullied into oblivion by the rapidly growing towns of Universal City and Selma.

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Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels
Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2008
Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2008
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Luxello Texas farm house
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, March 2008
Painted  Texas flag
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, March 2008
Bexar County Texas 1940s map
1940s Bexar County map showing Luxella
(Above "A" in "BEXAR" near Comal and Guadalupe County lines)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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