TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
 
 Texas : Towns A-Z / Panhandle :

VIRGINIA CITY , TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bailey County, Texas Panhandle

“We planned to be the county seat –
but all we got was this historical marker.”


2 Miles SE of the Juncture of FM 298 and FM 1731
25 Miles SW of Muleshoe
Population: 0

Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Lubbock Hotels | More Hotels
Bailey County Tx Quonset Barn
A quonset barn
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History on a Pinhead

In 1909 Virginia City had big plans. The original plat even set aside land for a courthouse. That same year an Iowa land company bought the entire site and went about marketing it. A hotel was constructed to accommodate the hoped-for crush of buyers. A railroad roadbed was graded in Virginia City and is thought to have been a silent persuasive tactic (in short – a trick). It wasn’t as bad as tying apples to Mesquite trees, but in any case it didn’t work and within a few years the future town was already in the past. In 2013, the town will celebrate its Centennial of Abandonment.
Virginia City Historical Marker, Texas
Virginia City Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Lubbock Hotels
Plainview Hotels
More Hotels

 
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

TEXAS FEATURES
Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright ©1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: January 31, 2009