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FINLAY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Hudspeth County, West Texas
17 miles W of Sierra Blanca
SE of El Paso
W of Van Horn
on the Southern Pacific Railroad
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named after settler J. R. Finlay, who also loaned his name for the nearby mountain range, a post office was established in 1890 but never officially opened. A second one was established in 1903 and in 1914 the town was described as "a rural post office" on the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway.

The town's most notable business was a grocery. By the mid-1930s Finlay's estimated population was twenty-five but the town seems to have grown during the Great Depression. In the mid 1940s there were 100 Findlayans there, but in the early 1970s it was only a railroad stop.
Hudspeth County Texas 1940s map
1940s Hudspeth County map showing Finlay NW of Sierra Blanca
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Finlay, Texas
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