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NIMROD, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Liberty County, Texas Gulf Coast / East Texas

About 40 Miles NE of Houston
NW of Liberty the county seat
No Exact Directions Available
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

In the 1870s the railroad was enabling logging operations deep in the East Texas forests, Nimrod became a stop on the Houston, East and West Railroad. The name is Biblical. Nimrod was the grandson of Ham and the Great-Grandson of Noah.

In 1905 Nimrod was a lumber camp. Having a sawmill gave it a bit more prestige than most temporary lumber towns, but like the others, it too, faded from history.

It appeared on state maps as late as the one below (1920s). It is not to be confused with the surviving town of the same name in Eastland County.
Liberty County TX 1920s map
Liberty County 1920s map showing Nimrod
(near San Jacinto County, Montgomery County & Harris County)

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Nimrod, Texas Nearby Towns:
Liberty the county seat
Houston
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