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DOZIER, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Collingsworth County, Texas Panhandle
FMs 1036 and 1547
10 miles S of Lela
SW of Shamrock

Population 30 (1990)

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Dozier, Texas schoolhouse
Former Dozier Schoolhouse
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone
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Near the Salt Fork of the Red River in northwestern Collingsworth County. The site was on the Rocking Chair Ranch until the ranch ceased to exist.

Post office was granted in 1904 with the Dozier school district being organized five years later when a schoolhouse was built.

The school's location changed several times until a larger building was constructed in 1913. This school lasted until 1929, when a brick school was built.

By 1930 the population of Dozier was 60 and it somehow increased during the Great Depression to 100 by 1940.
Collingsworth County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Collingsworth County Postal map showing Dozier
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Dozier, Texas Forum

  • Dear TE, My maiden name is Lynda Gardner. I am the oldest daughter, and child of Buster And Eileen (Wilson) Gardner,who were married in Dozier, in 1946, although I was born later in Hemet,CA.(1947). We returned a short time later to live on a farm close to Dozier, where the Gardner family were share croppers.

    They raised cotton, and when the big trailer got full of cotton, (they called the trailer of cotten a bale) Daddy (Buster Gardner) would pull the trailer to the Gin in Dozier, and if I was lucky (and had been good) I got to ride to the Gin with him. Kinda catie-corner across from the gin was a Mercentile Store, that had everything in the world almost, in it. That's where Daddy would buy me a chocholate milk that was bottled like a soda pop, then we would ride back to the cotton patch. What a happy childhood memory.

    My family that I remember living there was Dolph, Flora, Ben, Clifford, Buster and Eileen Gardner, and Vergil, Cleta, VirgilKeath, Laverda (Babe), and Billy Wigley,and Jim, Myrtle, Eileen, John, Cecil, Francis, and Ruby Wilson.

    My Grandpa passed away there when I was 5 years old, but was buried in Oklahoma. My cousin Virgil Keath Wigley lived there, and graduated from high school in Samnorwood. I remember going to school part of both the 1st and 2nd grade in Samnorwood. One of my teachers was Ms. Blue. I am also related to some of the Tates in that area, because my Aunt Fris, Freda (Gardner) Tate, married my Uncle Apple, Lloyd Cecil Tate.- Lynda Gardner Haislip, December 27, 2006
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