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ELBERT, TEXAS

Throckmorton County, Panhandle/Central Texas N
Highway 79 and FM 1711
2.5 Miles E of the Young County Line
12 miles E of Throckmorton
About 30 miles NW of Graham
Population 56( 2000) 150 (1990)

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Elbert Tx - Elbert Farm Store
Elbert Farm Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History on a Pinhead

Elbert began as a ranching supply community in the late years of the 19th century. Without a railroad, the town never grew to any degree. A post office opened in 1904.

The 1915 population was given as a mere 30 residents, although by 1940 it had reached 150. That number was in use for the next 50 years. After 1990 it declined to just 56 people the figure given for the 2000 census.

Visits to Elbert

Photographer's Note:
Elbert is on SH 79 about 12 miles northeast of Throckmorton. - Barclay Gibson
Elbert Tx - Elbert Methidist Church
Elbert Methidist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Elbert Tx - First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church. More Texas Churches
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Elbert Tx - Quanset Mill
Quanset mill
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Elbert Tx Keeter Cemetery
Keeter Cemetery in Elbert. More Texas Cemeteries
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Post office in Elbert, Texas
Downtown Elbert, Texas
L - Post office. R - Downtown Elbert
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, 2002
Elbert Texas street scene
Elbert rush hour
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, 2002
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