TexasEscapes.com 
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine
Texas Towns by Region
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Central Texas North
  • Central Texas South
  • South Texas
  • East Texas
  • West Texas
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Gulf Coast
    Texas Towns A - Z
    Over 2700 Towns

    Texas Ghost Towns
    Over 700 Ghost Towns

    Book Hotels
  • Snyder Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in
    Snyder, Texas
    Book Here

    DURHAM, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Borden County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
    10 Miles SE of Gail
    3 Miles S of Highway 180
    2 Miles W of FM 1610

    Population: 0

    Durham, Texas Area Hotels:
    Big Spring Hotels | Snyder Hotels

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The very first post office opened here in 1887. The postmaster was Anthony Blum and there’s no information available for the name of Durham.

    The site had been a stop along the stage line from Colorado City to Fort Sumner (New Mexico). Around 1910 a community developed around the general store. A church and a school were built but a drought in 1916 / 1917 dashed any hopes of permanent settlement. One business managed to stay on but after the post office moved to Knapp (Scurry County) the town was abandoned. Only a cemetery is left.

    Forum:
    Subject: Naming of Durham
    I think I know how Durham,Texas in Bordon County got it's name. According to the Texas Handbook Online, the town was located on Bull Creek. Bull Durham was, and may still be a popular tobacco, mainly I think for chewing, rather than smoking. In any case, since the community was located on Bull Creek, someone with a sense of humor may have decided to name the town Durham. - Hilda (Holly) Hilpert, April 04, 2012

    Borden County Texas 1907 Postal map
    1907 Postal map showing Durham
    (SE of Gail. Under "E" in "B-O-R-D-E-N")

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share history, stories, and photos, please contact us.

    Durham, Texas
    Area Destinations:
    Gail
    Snyder
    Lamesa
    Big Spring
    Book Hotels:
    Big Spring Hotels
    Snyder Hotels
    Hotels

    More Texas Towns & Hotels:
    Central Texas North
    Texas Panhandle
    West Texas
    Texas Town List
    Texas Ghost Towns
    Texas

    Custom Search
    Book Hotel Here - Expedia Affiliate Network

    CITY SEARCH


    Big Spring Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in Big Spring, Texas
    Book Now

    Snyder Hotels
    Find Hotel Deals in Snyder, Texas
    Book Here

    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS FEATURES
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright ©1998-2011. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved