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BURKETT, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Coleman County, Texas Panhandle / Texas Hill Country
Highway 206
Between Cross Plains and Coleman
Population: 30 Est. (2000)

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Burkett Cemetery, Texas
Burkett Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally named Pleasant Valley, the name was first rejected by postal authorities since it was already taken. When the application was resubmitted it bore the name of postmaster William Burkett. The year was 1886 and the "settlers" were mostly cowboys of the McClennan ranch, who established a community around H. Sackett's store.

By 1940 the town had a thriving population of 200 along with five businesses. The high school consolidated in 1957 with the Coleman and Cross Plains ISDs and the population declined accordingly. By the 1980s Burkett still had their post office, a community center, a gas station, and cemetery.

Burkett, Texas Today

Photographer's Note:
Burkett is interesting. The old bridge should be closed. Even two pickups would brush mirrors on it. Interesting how many old bridges have pilings of even older bridges still in place. - Barclay Gibson, April 10, 2008
Burkett Tx Closed Store
Burkett Tx Closed Store
Burkett Tx Closed Store
Closed stores in Burkett
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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Burkett Tx Baptist Church
Burkett Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
Burkett Tx Christian Life Church
Burkett Tx Christian Life Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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Burkett Tx water tank
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
Burkett Tx Railing Repairs
Railing Repairs
Burkett Tx Thru Truss Bridge
Burkett Thru Truss Bridge
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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Burkett Tx Thru Truss Bridge
Another view of the Thru Truss Bridge
Burkett Tx remains of a bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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Burkett Tx Pecan Bayou
Pecan Bayou
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2008
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Coleman County TX 1907 Postal Map
Coleman County 1907 Postal Map showing Burkett
( NE of Coleman )

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Burkett, Texas
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