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VERAND, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Schleicher County, Texas Hill Country
US 277
5 Miles N of Eldorado
40 Miles S of San Angelo
26 miles N of Sonora
Population: 0

Where to Stay - Verand Area Hotels
Sonora Hotels | San Angelo Hotels
Verand Tx Historical Marker In Snow
Verand Historical Marker in snow
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

The first town to be established in the county, it may have been the only settlement in Texas settled by Vermonters. A ranch, appropriately named The Vermont Ranch was established here in the 1880s.

Every ranch needs a town to ride into, and so Verand was set up for that purpose. Soon a school was established as well as a store and hotel. The town was on itís way to becoming county seat but there was difficulty with obtaining clear titles to town lots. With the establishment of Eldorado in 1895 and the offer of free town lots (with clear titles), Verand was all but evacuated. The Verand post office which was in its third year in 1895 relocated to Eldorado as did businesses and residences.

Other than a few postmarks, the lone historical marker installed in 1968 is now the only proof that Verand existed.
Site of Verand Tx Historical Marker
Site of Verand Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Where to Stay - Verand Area Hotels
Sonora Hotels | San Angelo Hotels

Verand Texas
Area Destinations:

Eldorado
San Angelo
Sonora

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