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SYLVESTER, TEXAS

Fisher County, Texas Panhandle

3243'15"N 10015'15"W (32.7209445, -100.2542708)

FM 57 and FM 1085
10 Miles SE of Roby the county seat
20 miles NE of Sweetwater
43 Miles NW of Abilene
E of Snyder
W of Anson
Population: 79 (2000, 1990)

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Sylvester Tx Road Sign on  farm road
Entering Sylvester
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The Compere brothers of Abilene are credited with founding the town in 1903 when they bought part of the AJ Ranch in anticipation of the arrival of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. They named it in honor of railroad promotion manager W. W. Sylvester. The railroad arrived in 1905 and properity followed. All essential businesses opened in short order and by 1909 the population was a healthy 600.

By 1940 the population had shrunk to slightly over 400 Sylvesterites and the decline has continued to the current 102.



Sylvester, Texas Landmarks


Sylvester Tx Baptist Church
Sylvester Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Closed church in Sylvester, Texas
A closed church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Church bell, Sylvester Texas closed church
Church bell
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Sylvester Texas School ruins
Sylvester School ruins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sylvester Texas School steps ruins
Steps to higher learning
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Sylvester Tx Closed Store
A closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sylvester Tx abandoned house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sylvester Tx old gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sylvester Tx Old Filling Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sylvester Tx Old Filling Station
Old gas stations in Sylvester
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Sylvester, Texas Nearby Towns:
Roby the county seat
Snyder
Clairemont
Anson
Sweetwater
Abilene
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