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FRANKEL CITY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Andrew County, Texas Panhandle

32 23' 3" N, 102 46' 56" W (32.384167, -102.782222)

FM 181 & FM 1967
2 miles N of Hwy 176
16 miles W of Andrews the county seat
50 miles NW of Odessa

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ghost town resident
Frankel City old town
L - "The only resident of Frankel City"
R - Frankel City

Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, March 2001

History in a Pecan Shell

Frankel City began life as Fullerton since it was the Fullerton Oil Company who drilled the discovery well that opened the field. The year was 1941. By the end of 1945, there were over 100 producing wells and families of the workers were set up in living quarters. The town was renamed after the Frankel Brothers Oil Co. when the town got its post office in 1948.

The Handbook of Texas reports that the post office closed in 1976 and that by the 1980s the population of Frankel City was only 11 people.


Frankel City, TX post oflfice info
Frankel City, TX - Andrews County 1956 postmark
Cover canceled with Frankel City, TX 1956 postmark
Note: First year of operation

Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

TX  Andrews County 1920s Map
Andrews County 1920s map showing Andrews
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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Andrews the county seat
Shafter Lake
Odessa
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