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STONY, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Denton County, Central Texas North

33 13' 27" N, 97 21' 9" W (33.224167, -97.3525)

Between FM 2622 and Old Stoney Road
2 miles E of Wise county line
8 miles N of Justin
10 miles W of Denton
Popuion: 25 Est. (1933 to 2000)

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Denton County , Stony TX 1850 cemetery sign
1850 Stony Cemetery
Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the late 1850s, Stony was named for its soil type. The name wasn't exactly enticing to people looking to till the soil and sure enough, the population rarely exceed 50. It had 130 at its highest point, but that was in 1884. By 1890 the population had dropped to fifty.

Justin was a shipping point for farmers and naturally drew potential settlers.

Stony's post office opened in 1879, but by 1918 it was discontinued.

In 1914 the town had 100 residents, but from the 30s to the 90s it has remained at only around 25 persons.

Denton County , Stony TX 1850 cemetery
Stony Cemetery dated 1850, many graves from late 1800's.
Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012

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TX - Stony United Methodist Church
Stony United Methodist Church, still active
Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012

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STony TX 1800s schoolhouse
3-room schoolhouse, built late 1800's
Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012
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STony TX schoolhouse
Stony schoolhouse restored, as local museum in 2004
hoto courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012


Stony TX
Photo courtesy Don & Ellen Wilson, January 2012

Note: Stony gas station is on private property and, at the request of owners, has been deleted from TE pages. 3-16-17

TX Denton County 1920s Map
Denton County 1920s map showing Stony near Wise County line
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Central Texas North

Stony, Texas Nearby Cities & Towns:
Denton the county seat
Dallas
Fort Worth
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