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CADDO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Stephens County, Panhandle / Central Texas North

3243'05"N 9840'06"W (32.7181802, -98.6683936)
US Hwy 180, Farm Road 717, and Park Road 33
10 Miles E of Breckenridge
W of Palo Pinto & Mineral Wells
Population: 40 (2000)

Caddo, Texas Area Hotels
Breckenridge Hotels | Graham Hotels
Caddo TX - Swing Set
Swing Set
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
History in a Pecan Shell

The name comes from its being located on a former Caddo Indian campsite. Founded in the 1870s, the town had 60 people ten years later.

During that time the town also had a school, and post office. It grew to 75 in 1890 and when the new century arrived there were only about 150 people.

Oil was discovered on one property in the area in 1916, and then on another. These minor finds kept oil men focused on their hunt and when the Ranger/Breckenridge boom occurred (1916-1917) the population jumped to 1,000 by 1920.

After the boom ended, the population declined to 600 in 1940. It's been downhill ever since and less than 100 people now live in Caddo, although the town has managed to keep its post office. It is still shown on the TxDoT county map of Stephens County.
Caddo TX - VF & Community Center
Caddo Texas VF & Community Center
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
Caddo TX - Fire engine
Fire engine
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
Caddo TX - Post Office
US Post Office Caddo Texas 76429
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
More Texas Post Offices
Caddo TX - Caddo store for sale
Caddo Mercantile
Photo courtesy Mike Price, March 2010
Caddo TX Pony Bridge
Pony Bridge in Caddo
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Photographer's Note:
"This pony bridge is/was located just south of SH 252 at Caddo as of August, 2013. Google Satellite, dated 1/16/2015, shows it in the process of being removed." - Barclay Gibson
Caddo TX Pony Bridge
Caddo Pony Bridge
The one-dormer house seen in this photo is on SH 252 at Park Rd 33.

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
Caddo TX Pony Bridge
Caddo Pony Bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
More Texas Bridges
Caddo TX - Cactus field
Cactus field
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, March 2017
Caddo TX - Caddo Creek
Caddo Creek
TE photo, September 2009
Caddo TX
Photo courtesy Mike Price, March 2010

Caddo TX Stephens County 1879 Postmark
Caddo TX Stephens County 1879 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Caddo TX 1879 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX - Stephens County 1907 postal map
Stephens County 1907 postal map showing Caddo,
W of Breckenridge,
near Palo Pinto County line
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Caddo , Texas Area Towns:
Breckenridge the county seat
Palo Pinto, Mineral Wells, Graham
See Stephens County | Panhandle | Central Texas North

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