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Bailey County TX
Bailey County

MAPLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bailey County, Texas Panhandle

33°50'55"N 102°53'55"W (33.8487040, -102.8985495)
FM 596 in southern Bailey county
About 35 Miles SW of Muleshoe
25 Miles S of Lariat
72 Miles NW of Lubbock
Population: 75 est. (2000)

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Maple Texas highway sign
Entering Maple, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History on a Pinhead

Maple Wilson, an early settler is the town’s namesake. Originally ranching country, the town grew as ranches were subdivided. A post office open in 1926 and by 1940 the town had six hundred residents served by six businesses. The 1980 population was given as 130 which has slowly decreased to the present 75.
Maple Tx Post Office
Maple's tidy post office. TX 79344
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Maple Tx Closed Church
Vacant Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Tx Closed Church
A Very Vacant Clurch
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Texas Churches
Maple Methodist Church Ghost sign, Maple Tx
A rare chuch ghost sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Caca-Cola upside down ghost sign, Maple, Texas
Coca-cola in Arabic?
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Texas Ghost Signs | Coca-Cola
Maple Texas former store
A closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Texas building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Texas closed stores
Roadside casualties of "progress."
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Coop Gin sign, Maple Texas
Maple's economic engine is still in operation.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Cotton | Texas Cotton Gins
Maple Texas fire truck
Awaiting a call or restoration
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Texas Fire Dept sign on fire truck
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Maple Texas water tower
Maple's Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
See Texas Water Towers
Photographer's Note:

Bailey County: Maple, Texas

How would one take 17 photos of Maple? I thought that was more than there are people there. TXDot says there are about 130. What you see is what you get. - Barclay Gibson, January, 2009

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Maple, Texas Nearby Towns:
Muleshoe | Lariat | Lubbock
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