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NEWMAN, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town
Fisher County, Texas Panhandle

A mile W of FM 1085
About 14 Miles SE of Roby the county seat
NE of Sweetwater
NW of Abilene
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Newman today is little more than a church and cemetery. Its isolated location is due to its having been a ranch in the 1880s. James F. Newman arrived in 1880 and a post office was granted the following year. It remained open for nine years.

Although only ten people called Newman home in the mid 1880s, by the end of that decade it had acquired a school which doubled as a Methodist Church until a separate church building was constructed in 1907.

With its anemic population, Newman was never able to support more than a grocery. After consolidating with the school in Sylvester after WWII, Newmanís population drifted away.

Fisher County TX 1907 Postal Map
Fisher County 1907 postal map showing Newman
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Newman, Texas Nearby Towns:
Roby the county seat
Sweetwater
Abilene
Hamlin
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