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    RICHLAND, TEXAS
    AKA Salt Branch, Texas

    Texas Ghost Town
    Bee County, South Texas
    About 17 Miles NW of Beeville
    Just W of Mineral, Texas
    very near the Bee / Live Oak County Line
    Population: 0

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    History on a Pinhead

    First named Salt Branch after the creek of the same name, the former town dates from the early 1870s. It is reported that several families relocated here from Blaconia.

    In 1905 the tiny community had a two-teacher school for the area’s children and at one time had two stores. The school and a small church were still shown on maps in 1940 although population figures are unavailable.

    Photographer's Note:
    ““Back in the 1970's I remember a few outbuildings left and a lone gravesite. A few years ago I went to look for the gravesite and found it barely visible through the new deer-proof fence. Last time I passed I could not see it visible. This lone gravestone is the only evidence of this community" - Will Beauchamp
    Richland TX - Salt Branch Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2009
    Richland TX - Salt Branch Cemetery

    Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, October 2009
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    TX - 1907 Bee County Postal map
    1907 Bee County Postal map showing Blaconia
    (SE corner of Bee County near Goliad & Refugio County lines)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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    - Bee County seat
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