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DORA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Nolan County, Panhandle / West Texas

SE of Sweetwater the county seat
About 4 Miles E of present-day Nolan
Close to Elm Creek
Population: Between 0 and Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was established in the late 1870s and is thought to be Nolan County’s first community. The name comes from Dora Collings, the postmaster’s daughter.

A school district was formed in 1891 and both Dora and (Old) Nolan, Texas (about 10 miles W) gave up population when Blackwell, Texas sprang up along the railroad (equidistant between the two communities).

Dora’s student population was absorbed into the Divide district in 1928 – causing another gouge in the declining population. In 1938 the post office closed its doors and for the 1940 census only 15 residents were reported.

Today the Dora cemetery is nearly all that is left of the community.

TX - Nolan County 1907 postal Map
Nolan County 1907 postal map showing Dora, Texas
near Taylor County
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Nolan County Towns

County Seat - Sweetwater
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Blackwell
Champion ghost town
Decker ghost town
Dora ghost town
Hylton ghost town
Maryneal
Nolan
Olga ghost town
Roscoe
Sweetwater
Tesco ghost town
Wastella ghost town
Contiguous Counties:
Fisher County (N) Taylor County (E) Runnels County (SE) Coke County (S) Mitchell County (W)


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