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    LOU, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
    About 17 Miles W of Lamesa
    Population: 0

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    History in a Cotton Boll

    Born in 1906 with the arrival of the C. L. Gaultney family. The Gaultneys helped build a school and origanized what they hoped would be an enduring community.

    R.B. Red, with the financial help of the Gaultneys, built one of Dawson County’s first cotton gin. A post office was granted in 1907 and the fledgling community grew around it. The post office closed in the late 1940s. The population was a mere 50 in 1945 and postwar relocation made Lou a ghost town – eventually dropped from even county maps.
    Dawson County TX 1920s Map
    Dawson County, TX 1920s Map showing Lou NW of Lamesa
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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