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    NOPAL, TEXAS
    AKA Peru (after 1882)

    Texas Ghost Town
    La Salle County, South Texas
    (Once) 21 Miles NW of present-day Cotulla

    Population: 0


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Nopal came into being in the 1870s. Situated on the Frio River, the settlement seemed to have a slight advantage over other communities.

    It acquires a post office in 1879 when it had an estimated population of 50 which may have reached 75 before the coming of the railroad. The International and Great Northern railroad built through La Salle County in the early 1880s and residents flocked to the tracks, seeking a business lifeline, transportation out, or to simply witness proof that the outside world existed.

    The post office closed its doors in 1883 and although a school remained open after the turn of the century, Nopal (or Peru) joined the long list of communities killed off by the railroad.
    La Salle County TX 1882 Map
    La Salle County, Texas 1882 Map showing Nopal
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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