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THE DITCH, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Uvalde County, Texas Hill Country

FM 140
7 miles SE of Uvalde
Population: 0

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Historical Marker:

Site of Early Settlement Known as
The Ditch

Community established along waterway of Leona Irrigation and Agricultural Association, formed in 1874 by Greenville and W. B. Bowles, A. B. Dillard, Charles T. Rose, A. J. Spencer, and T. E. Taylor.

Irrigation produced rich crops; many families settled here. A schoolhouse doubled as church and community center. Settlers gathered in from a large area for dances, weddings and other festivities-- often prolonged.

In 1894 flood ruined the farms, and people moved away-- many to Uvalde, to become substantial citizens there. Only a cemetery remains (1 mi. W) of "Ditch" settlement.
(1970)
The Ditch community Texas historical marker
The Ditch historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
The Ditch, Texas
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