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The town was named for the Cornudas Mountains, fourteen miles to the north.
The settlement was founded in 1938, when a post office was opened for
the area's cattle ranches. It closed within the first year of operation. Mrs.
Willie Tinnin had been appointed the postmistress.
Six miles south of
the highway was a pumping station and a church building and school. Cornudas continues
to be shown on maps - if only to fill in some of the white space.
to Cornudas, TX. May’s Café as well as the whole town of Cornudas is once again
under the ownership of Mayor May Carson. She will be reopening the café in May
2009. Same great Cornudas Chile Burgers! Thank you, Kelcey Hollingshead, April
...Cornudas was sold several years ago. May Carson had run
the old cafe for years and had quite a following of truckers, helicopters, convoys
and even wagon trains. It is 103 from Carlsbad and about 53 from El
Paso. She decided to sell it on the internet... Anyway, this man Wallace bought
some old buildings in El Paso and had
them moved to Cornudas. He has great plans and spent a lot of money setting Wallacetown
USA up. It now appears to be all locked up but visible from the road... - Barclay
Gibson, November 21, 2007
Cornudas Texas ForumSubject:
Dear Texas Escapes, I just stumbled onto your tour of Hudspeth county. I am enjoying
it, but.... you stated that six miles south of Cornudas was a Standard Oil pumping
station. It is in fact an El Paso Natural Gas pumping station. I believe there
is still an E.P.N.G. booster station there. The school was for First and Second
grades only, 3-12 went to Sierra
Blanca. As far as I know there was never a church there. What you may be referring
to was the REC. HALL. It belonged to E.P.N.G. at Station #2 and was used for dances,
pot luck suppers, and sometimes (when they could get a preacher) maybe church
services, but you would probably have to move the pool table and jukebox.
At Station #2 there were twelve company houses, four duplexes, the
recreation hall, the schoolhouse, and the teacher's house. About two miles east
of Station #2 is Cornudas Station's five houses. The Cornudas Station comperssor
is still there, but all of the houses have been sold and moved.
also said you were looking for a Yucca forest. If you look at a map of
Cornudas you will find FM 2317 goes south then turns hard east. If you you go
about a mile due west of the turn - there used to be a very big collection of
Yuccas. That was back in 1968. 30 years change a lot of things. - Eddie Stephens,
September 06, 2006
were the second owners of Cornudas. We bought it from Lee and Wanga Tinnin. His
mother started it in 1928. She had land across the highway but the highway was
going through and she used squatter's rights and moved to the present location.
- Bev, July 30, 2002
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