a Pecan Shell|
community of Admiral formed around the Baptist church which was built in 1881.
A post office was established in 1897. The population reached 100 by 1900 and
by 1914 there were two stores. After the post office closed in 1929 the writing
was on the wall and Admiral slid into a decline. The 1950 population was down
to 50 and thirty years later it was a mere 18 residents. By 1989 Admiral had become
only a cemetery and a church building. The church was burned by arsonists in 1993,
leaving only the cemetery and the church foundation.
some pictures of Admiral, Texas, another ghost town in Callahan County. It is
located on County Road 2228 about 5 miles south of I-20. The cemetery looks pretty
well maintained, and to the left of the cemetery there is a concrete foundation
of the Admiral Baptist Church. It was burned by vandals in the early 1990's. Thanks
again! - Lexie