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CADDO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Stephens County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 180, Farm Road 717, and Park Road 33
10 Miles East of Breckenridge
Population: 40 (1990)

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Caddo TX - Caddo Creek

Caddo Creek
TE photo, September 2009

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 - Caddo store for sale

Photo courtesy Mike Price, March 2010

Photo courtesy Mike Price, March 2010

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