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ACALA, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town
Hudspeth County, West Texas

31 20' 2" N, 105 54' 52" W (31.333889, -105.914444)

On the Rio Grande and State Highway 20
5 Miles W of Fort Hancock
34 miles NW of Sierra Blanca
54 miles SE of El Paso
ZIP codes 79839
Area code 915
Population: 25 Est. (2010)

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Acala, Texas downtown
Downtown Acala
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone

History in a Cotton Boll

Named after the Spanish name for a type of cotton, Acala's history is mainly its population. According to the Handbook of Texas, a post office was opened in the 1920s and 1927 saw 50 Acalans calling it home. In the boom-bust year of 1929 the town reached its high-water mark of 100.

The Great Depression reduced the town to a mere ten persons before rebounding to 75 by the decade's end.

In the late fifties it regained its record population of 100 but a slow decline set in and by 1975 it was back down to 25 which is the last figure available.

Hudspeth County TX 1940s map
Hudspeth County 1940s map showing Acala (W of Fort Hancock)
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Acala, Texas Nearby Towns:
Sierra Blanca the county seat
Fort Hancock | El Paso | Van Horn
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