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FRY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Brown County, Texas Panhandle / Texas Hill Country
FM 585
14 Miles S of Brownwood

Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

In 1926 an oil well was drilled on J. H. Fry's property, and the community grew as the field began to produce. A post office opened in 1927, and by 1929 Fry had a population of 200. Oil production slowed in the 1930s as the field became depleted, and in 1941, when the community had a church, two businesses, and scattered dwellings, the population had fallen to 100. By 1949 it was forty, and by 1964 all that remained at the site was a cemetery.


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