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PRIDE, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town
Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

FM 2053
15 Miles NW of Lamesa the county seat
2 Miles S of the Terry / Lynn County Line
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was settled sometime prior to the opening of a post office in 1904. Storekeeper Robert B. Muldrow became the communityís first postmaster in July of that year.

A Methodist church building, constructed in 1913 was moved to the community of Welch and in 1934 the post office was relocated to Welch as well.

Oil fields injected growth in the county, but Pride didnít benefit due to poor infrastructure. Depression-era stats arenít available but shortly after WWII, Pride had 80 residents.

It was included on county maps as late as 1980 although all the businesses had already closed.

Dawson County TX 1920s Map
Dawson County 1920s map showing Pride
NW of Lamesa
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Pride, Texas Nearby Towns:
Lamesa the county seat
Brownfield
Big Spring
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