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MONTELL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Uvalde County, Texas Hill Country

Highway 55
30 Miles NW of Uvalde
Population: 20 (2000) 10 (1990)

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Montell Texas First United Methodist Church
Montell First United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2005

History in a Pecan Shell

Once the site of the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria del Cañón Spanish Mission, the community can be found where the Nueces River meets Montell Creek.

The namesake, Charles S. DeMontel, was a Texas surveyor sent to map the valley. He camped here on his trip and left his name behind. A few Anglo families settled in the valley in the late 1870s, including the family of John Baylor, the self-appointed Confederate governor of the Arizona Territory during the Civil War. Baylor is buried in the local cemetery. A post office was granted in 1879.

From a population of 75 in the 1920s, the community declined until only ten remained.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension has a stained glass window, donated by the estate of John Jacob Astor.


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Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Montell Texas

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005
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