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MABELLE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Towns
Baylor County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
FM 1790 and Highways 183/283 and 277/82
8 Miles NE of Seymour
Population: Est. 6 (2000) down from 10 in 1980

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Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
The Centennial Baylor County Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Mabelle History in a Pecan Shell

A school for the children of local ranchers began about 1900. In 1906 the Wichita Valley Railroad arrived and made the community a stop on their line. The Mabelle post office was opened that same year - named after the daughter of a local man. By 1920 the population was 58 and the town had the bare-bones businesses that fifty-eight people couldn't live without.

In the early 1920s, the town was hit by a tornado and by 1940 there were only 35 residents. The school consolidated with Seymour in 1948 and the post office closed in the early 60s.

Photographer's Note:
"The Centennial Baylor County Highway Marker is located right at the intersection across from the old Mabelle Station. I went to get the marker but forgot about the station. Thankfully the marker is still intact. .... Or it was two years ago." - Barclay Gibson, May 04, 2011
Mabelle Tx - Closed Gas Station
Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2009
Mabelle Tx -  Intersection
Mabelle Intersection
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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