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CLIMAX, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Collin County, North Central Texas

Junction of FM 1377 and 2756
5 miles East of McKinney
Not on the Texas Official Travel Map
Population: Est 40 (1940-1990)

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Climax Texas barn at night
A barn on CR-464
Photo courtesy Noel Kerns, September 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

In the mid 1840s a transplanted Missouri farmer named Williams Warden came to Texas and was awarded a 640 acre Peter’s Colony land grant.

It wasn’t until the mid 1890s that the community came together with a church, school, store. Commercial enterprises included a grain elevator and two cotton gins. By the middle of that decade the community had added a hotel and more importantly, a post office.

In 1901 the mail was routed through Farmersville and the Climax post office was closed.

The 2000 census counted 40 people – the same number that has been given for the previous 60 years.
Climax, Texas former store
A former store in Climax
Photo Courtesy Erik Whetstone 9-12-04
Climax TX Store
The store today
Photo courtesy Chris Crawford, July 2010
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Subject: Climax TX general store

I noticed you had a picture of the old General store from Climax. We just purchased the property... We plan to restore and reopen the store very soon. - Dwain Carter, November 12, 2004
Climax TX - Church Of Christ
Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Chris Crawford, July 2010
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Climax TX - Fire Department Display
Fire Department Display
Photo courtesy Chris Crawford, July 2010
Granny's house Climax Texas
"Granny's House"
Photo courtesy Justin Parson, August 2005

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