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  • SLIGO, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Yoakum County, Texas Panhandle
    South of Farm Road 213
    SW of Lubbock
    16 miles SE of Plains
    13 miles NE of Denver City

    Population: 0

    Sligo, Texas Area Hotels > Lubbock Hotels

    Sligo Texas abandoned schoolhouse
    What's left of Sligo - Sligo Schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2006
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Pat and Kate McHugh, brother and sister ranchers named the settlement after Sligo County in Ireland.

    1903: Sligo was granted a post office, with Kate McHugh as postmistress. The post office operated from the McHugh’s dugout.
    1920: The post office was discontinued and Plains became the local post office.
    1923: the state legislature established the Sligo Independent School District which became the Sligo Consolidated Independent School District in 1932.

    After two schools burned - students were sent to Denver City. The remains of a school building at Sligo was all that was left by 1980.
    Sligo Texas schoolhouse entrance
    Schoolhouse entrance
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2006
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    Subject: Sligo, Texas
    [The building in your photo] is the two room schoolhouse with a kitchen and two restrooms. Yoakum county sold the building and land to a farmer some time in the 1990's.

    The Cemetery is two miles south and two miles east on the south side of the road. The church is on the north side before you get to the Cemetery . Some of the graves have been moved, but there are three graves there now. - Dale Thompson, April 15, 2013

    Yoakum County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    Yoakum County Texas 1907 Postal Map showing Sligo
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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