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  • Batson Hardin Co
    GHOST TOWN COUNTY Description
    Acol Angelina A "wandering post office."
    Africa 11-12-14 Shelby Formed by former slaves
    Alabama Houston Only the Centennial marker remains
    Aldridge Jasper A sawmill ghost town
    Asia Polk Once a lumber town
    Atoy Cherokee Settled before the Civil War
    Augusta Houston Site of the Edens-Madden Massacre
    Baldwin Harrison No road sign
    Batson Hardin An early oilpatch town
    Baxter Henderson Near Athens. Not on the map
    Beck's Chapel Henderson Near Athens. Not on the map
    Belgrade Newton Once a thriving port
    Bethany Panola On the Texas/Lousiana state line
    Bevilport Jasper On the Neches River basin
    Black Ankle San Augustine Not on the county map
    Bogus Springs Cass The spring dried up
    Bois D'Arc Anderson Little is known
    Bonami Jasper A sawmill town
    Boxwood Upshur Population 20
    Brooklyn Shelby Home town of movie star Ann Miller's mother
    Buena Vista Shelby Once called “Buck Snort”
    Buffalo Henderson First Henderson County seat
    Bulah Cherokee A predominantly black community
    Burning Bush Smith A failed Methodist experiment
    Byspot San Jacinto No longer on the US Geological Survey list
    Catfish Henderson Near Athens
    Camden aka Walling’s Ferry Gregg One of the earliest communities in Gregg County
    Centennial 11-6-14 Panola Population: Between Zero and Unknown
    Center Point Camp Near Pittsburg
    Centerville Henderson Second Henederson County seat
    Cheeseland Angelina A Two Family Town
    Chickenfeather Rusk A rural cemetery today
    Chumley San Augustine A cemetery remains
    Cincinnati 10-16-14 Walker On the Trinity River
    Climax Nacogdoches Close to Nacogdoches
    Coffeeville Upshur Once a travel destination
    Coke Wood Near coal and oilfield
    Comet Marion Two Miles from Jefferson
    Concord Angelina A wet ghost town in East Texas
    Dalby Springs Bowie Grew areound a medicinal spring
    Darby Polk Historic log house with cemetery
    Denmark Anderson Close to Palestine
    Danville Gregg A cemetery & church remain
    Dextra Nacogdoches A dispersed community
    Dialville Cherokee Not on the map
    Dido Walker Appeared in early 20th century maps
    Dillon Hopkins Population 0
    Dodson Houston Established in the mid-1880s
    Drusilla Wood Population 0
    Earle’s Chapel Cherokee A church and cemetery
    Eliza Houston Population 0
    Emporia Angelina With a mystery
    Eureka Franklin Found only on county map
    Fairmount Sabine Today a well-kept graveyard and a church
    Falba 10-19-14 Walker A cemetery remains
    Farrsville Newton Not on the map
    Farwil Newton Once a sawmill town
    Fastrill Cherokee "A beautiful logging camp."
    Footes Gregg Not on the map
    Fort Houston Anderson Near Palestine
    Fostoria Montgomery Once a prosperous saw mill town
    Geneva Polk Inundated by Lake Livingston
    Geneva Sabine Oldest continuously occupied town in East Texas
    Gent Cherokee AKA Ghent. On Gent Mountain
    Glendale Trinity Once a lumber town with orchards
    Gould Cherokee North of Rusk
    Grand Bluff Panola Once a ferry town
    Grayrock Franklin A cemetery remains
    Greggton Gregg Absorbed into Longview
    Gusher Hardin Not on the map
    Halifax Polk Once essentially a racetrack
    Hardin Hardin First Hardin County seat
    Haslam Shelby Built around 1913 for lumber production
    Holcomb Store Cherokee AKA Holcomb's Mill and Holcomb's
    Hopewell Smith Texas largest magnolia tree
    Horace Upshur Dropped from county maps by 1936
    Ioni Anderson Named for Ioni Indians
    Iron Bridge Gregg Not on the map
    Ironosa San Augustine Not on the highway map
    Irwin Rusk Once had a post office
    Java Cherokee Moved to Maydelle
    Jonesboro Red River Once Arkansas' Miller County seat
    Jonesville Angelina Second Angelina County seat
    Kellyville Marion Site of Kelly Foundry, Furnace, and Plow Co.
    Kelsey Upshur Mormon colony
    Kiam Polk Named for a clothing retailer in Houston
    Kickapoo Anderson Relocated to Frankston
    Kiomatia Red River Dates from 1816 as part of Arkansas Territory
    Larissa Cherokee Near the site of the Killough Massacre
    Lawsonville Rusk Dates to the 1870s
    Lindsey Springs One of the oldest logging camps
    Little Hope Wood An active church with a historical marker
    Lone Star Cherokee Not on the map
    Los Adaes Louisiana Capital of the Province of Texas, 1721 to 1773
    Macedonia Marion On Macedonia Road
    Madras Red River A church & community center remain
    Manila Cherokee Close to Rusk
    Martha's Chapel Walker A Cemetery remains
    Marion Angelina First Angelina County seat
    Millville Rusk Once had a bright future
    Mixon Cherokee Not on the map
    Mount Sterling Nacogdoches A centennial marker and a bridge remain
    Munz Cass Destroyed by a tornado
    Mutt and Jeff Wood Not on the county map
    New Birmingham Cherokee East Texas Iron
    Newport Walker Centennial marker on private property
    Nigton Trinity Settled by former slaves
    North Chapel Gregg A church building remains
    Oak Flats Rusk Historic cemetery & church
    Oakland Houston Historical marker
    Old Carolina 10-15-14 Walker On the Trinity River
    Old Waverly San Jacinto A ghost town with resident ghosts
    Olive Hardin A sawmill ghost town with a ghost train
    Omega 11-3-14 Gregg Once in Upshur County
    Pennington Trinity Former County Seat
    Philistine Angelina Neches River bottomlands
    Pickens Henderson Near Athens. Not on the map
    Pine Town Cherokee Moved to Maydelle. Not on the map
    Pleasant Hill
    Pluck Polk Once a sawill town
    Pone Rusk A cemetery remains
    Prairie Point Houston Only a cemetery remains
    Presley Titus Not on the map
    Providence Anderson Not on the map
    Pylas Rusk Once had a post office
    Rambo Cass Not the movie
    Red Rock 11-3-14 Upshur Remembered by vintage maps
    Remlig Jasper Once a lumbermill town
    Rosalie Red River A church, cemetery and a community center
    Ratcliff Houston With two historical markers
    Sabine (Gulf Coast) South of Sabine Pass Battleground State Park
    Sabinetown Sabine Once-prosperous river town. Now submerged
    Savannah Red River A church & cemetery remained
    Saxet Shelby Texas’ only palindrome ghost town
    Science Hill Henderson Once an education center. A cemetery remains
    Scrap Red River A ghost town in northeast Texas
    Security Montgomery Once a timber town
    Setag Polk Once leased to operate a silica plant
    Shacklefoot Sabine Built by Jean Laffite
    Snow Town San Jacinto Today a lot of what was Snow Town is supposedly called Oakhurst
    Spivey Shelby Historical marker marks the site
    Sumpter Trinity First Trinity County seat
    Swartwout Polk A submerged ghost town
    Tallys Harrison Not on the map
    Tarrant Hopkins The first Hopkins County seat
    Tecula Cherokee Settled before the Civil War
    Teneryville Gregg Absorbed into Longview
    Thedford Smith Not shown on State Map
    Time Sabine A submerged ghost town
    Tinrag Hopkins Started as a flag stop on the railroad
    Town Bluff Tyler Almost a Houston
    Troy Freestone A ghost town on the Trinity River
    Turpentine Jasper Once a turpentine camp and distillery
    Tuscaloosa 10-16-14 Walker On the Trinity River
    Urbana 11-18-14 San Jacinto On the Trinity River
    Utica Smith Close to Tyler
    Viola Cass Already a ghost before the Great Depression
    Waldrop Panola Settled sometime after the Civil War
    Waneta Houston A schoolhouse and historical marker remain
    Watson Red River Not on the map
    Waverly - See Old Waverly
    Weldon Houston Not shown on State Map
    Wiergate Newton A sawmill ghost town
    Who'd Thought It Hopkins A forgotten community with an unforgettable name
    Yero Walker A cemetery remains
    Zana San Augustine A submerged ghost town
    Zavala Jasper On Jasper County's records as late as 1878
    Zeirath Jasper Not on the map
    Martha's Chapel
  • Martha's Chapel Walker Co
  • Snow Town San Jacinto Co
  • North Chapel Gregg Co
  • Hardin Hardin Co
  • North Chapel
  • Waneta Houston Co
  • Mount Sterling Nacogdoches Co
  • Camden Gregg Co
  • Sumpter Trinity County first county seat
  • Camden
    Mount Sterling
  • Belgrade Newton Co
  • Madras Red River Co
  • Los Adaes Louisiana
  • Dalby Springs Bowie Co
  • Kellyville Marion Co
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