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ETHOLEN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hudspeth County, West Texas

31 13' 32" N, 105 25' 28" W (31.225556, -105.424444)
4 Miles W of of Sierra Blanca the county seat
SE of Ft. Hancock
SE of El Paso
W of Van Horn
Alongside of the Southern Pacific tracks
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named after the Etholen Knobs, a local group of buttes, the town is something of a minor mystery. While it appears on older maps and had a reported population around 25 as late as 1945, sources differ on the date of settlement. One states the town had a post office prior to 1884 while another gives a date of 1885. Whatever the facts on it's beginning, the proximity to Sierra Blanca was an obstacle in its development. It stopped appearing on maps in the 1960s.
Hudspeth County TX 1920 Map
Hudspeth County 1920s map showing Etholen
just West of Sierra Blanca
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Hudspeth County TX 1940s Map
Hudspeth County 1940s map showing Etholen
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Etholen, Texas Nearby Towns:
Sierra Blanca the county seat
Ft. Hancock
El Paso
Van Horn
See Hudspeth County | West Texas

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