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    FRANKEL CITY, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Andrew County, West Texas
    FM 181 & FM 1967
    2 miles North of Hwy 176
    16 miles West of Andrews
    50 miles NW of Odessa

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    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 old town
    Frankel City today
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, March 2001
    ghost town resident
    "The only resident of Frankel City"
    Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, March 2001
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