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    OLMOS, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Bee County, South Texas
    FM 796 and FM 797
    About 13 Miles SW of Beeville
    Population: 0

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    Olmos TX - School Children
    Olmos School Children
    Vintage photo courtesy Jo Ann Arnold

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally named Los Olmos or “The Elms,” the community was situated just north of the creek of the same name. The change of name became official in 1917. Olmos’ history begins just after the Civil War when partners Hank and Joe Sullivan started a ranch here. They were soon joined by two English sisters who started a sheep ranch with 1,000 head.

    The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway built through Bee County in 1888, passing eight miles east of Los Olmos. A Catholic church was built that same year and a school shortly thereafter. Early population figures are not known, but the 1940 census figures gave a population of 70. The Olmos school merged with others in the Skidmore-Tynan District and the Olmos school became a community center. The one remaining store closed in the 1970s and today only the community center remains in use.

    Photographer's Note:
    Here are a couple of pic's of what's left of the farming community of Olmos just south of Beeville, TX. There are still scattered farm & ranch residences but that's about all that's left. I believe the now abandoned community center was once a school nearby and the brush has just about taken over the old gas station. ...In 1915 Olmos had a Cotton Gin, a Store, a School, and a population of 50.
    - Will Beauchamp, November 07, 2008
    Olmos TX Bee County School Community Center
    Former Olmos School - Community Center Today
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, November, 2008
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    Olmos TX closed gas station  & tall grass
    Closed gas station in Olmos
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, November, 2008
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