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CHAMPION, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Nolan County, Texas Panhandle
FM 1230 and FM 2319
8 Miles SW of Roscoe
Population: 0008 (2000)

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The town dates from 1905 and it had its own post office albeit briefly (1907-09). Alton Griffin is credited with operating the towns first store and although no population figures are available prior to 1940 the figure for the census that year was a mere 50 people. That year the town consisted of the store, a church and a blacksmith. The decades passed and the population declined to where on 16 people resided there by 1980 and it was only half of that by 2000.

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Photographer's Note:
All that remains of Champion except for the cemetery. Located on highway 1230 4 miles south of I-20 about 10 miles WSW of Roscoe. - Mike Price, December 08, 2007
Champion Texas old farm house
Champion Baptist Church, Champion Texas
Champion Baptist Church
Champion Texas street scene
Champion photos above courtesy of Mike Price, December, 2008
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