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NAMELESS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Travis County, Texas Hill Country
Just off Farm Road 1431 on Nameless Road
3 miles W of Jonestown
5 miles NE of Lago Vista
30 miles NW of Austin

Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in 1869, the citizens of the fledgling committee ran up against the postal authorities in Washington. No one recalls what names were submitted, but they were rejected six times. The expressed their frustration by writing back (which may have been just what the buereaucrats wanted) "Let the post office be nameless and be damned!"

The postal authorities had a laugh - and then granted their wish. The post office was registered as Nameless, Texas in 1880. The community had fifty people, two churches, a store and school in the mid-1850s.

The town sent out cotton and cedar posts - and imported groceries. Sadly, the post office with the unique name was forced to close - and mail for the dwindling residents started coming through Leander. The town is mainly remembered by Nameless Road and the Nameless Cemetery - shown on detailed maps of the area.
Nameless Cave by Mike Cox

It figures that the cave in this story – one of an estimated 6,000 caverns in the limestone region of the state – doesn’t have a name. After all, it’s in the vicinity of Nameless, Texas.

Located in northwest Travis County, a half-day’s horseback ride far from a Capitol staffed by anonymous bureaucrats who reported to various elected officials who generally hated to be nameless, the town with no name got used to being Nameless.

Bureaucracy, in fact, helped give Nameless its name... more
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