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OLD GLORY, TEXAS


Stonewall County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

33 7' 47" N, 100 3' 21" W (33.129722, -100.055833)

U.S. Hwy 380 & FM 1835
9 miles E of Aspermont
62 miles NW of Abilene
23 miles E of Jayton
5 miles from the Haskell County Line
ZIP codes 79540
Population: 100 Est. (2000) 125 (1990)

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Old Glory mural in Old Glory Texas
A mural in downtown Old Glory
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, Nov 2002

History in a Pecan Shell

1880: Loosely formed community of scattered settlers
1904: German settlers start to build Brandenburg.
1909: The Stamford and Northwestern Railroad builds a spur through the area.
Town at the tracks becomes known as New Brandenburg - Brandenburg becomes Old Brandenburg
1917: Anti-German sentiment or a desire to show loyalty prompts a name change to Old Glory
1918: Name becomes official
(See July 14, 1918 - "Old Glory" - History cartoon by Roger T. Moore)
1920s: Prosperity
1930: local schools consolodate and a new building is built. School also serves as community center.
1950s: Drought contributes to a population drop to 175 from a high of 275 in 1929
1990: Population is given as 125, but is said to be estimated at 60
2000: Population is estimated at 100

Old Glory Tx - Post Office 79540
The former Old Glory Post Office, TX 79540
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008


Texas - Old Glory former Post Office
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, Nov 2002


Texas - Old Glory Post Office
The present Old Glory post office
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, Nov 2002
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Old Glory Texas - Old Glory High School
Old Glory High School
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, Nov 2002
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Old Glory Attractions

Ghost town of Rayner nearby has old rock Stonewall County courthouse.

TX Stonewall County 1940s Map
Stonewall County 1940s map showing Old Glory
just west of Haskell County Line
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Texas Panhandle | West Texas | Central Texas North

Old Glory, Texas Nearby Towns:
Aspermont the county seat
Abilene
Jayton

Stonewall County | Haskell County

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