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BOMARTON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Baylor County, Panhandle / North Central Texas

33 30' 25" N, 99 25' 40" W (33.506944, -99.427778)

U.S. Hwy 277 and FM 1152
2 miles E of the Knox County Line
11 miles SW of Seymour the county seat
61 miles SW of Wichita Falls
13 miles NE of Munday
Population: 15 (2000) 23 (1990)

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Bomarton Texas old photo
Downtown Bomarton
Vintage Photo courtesy Carolyn Loffler

History in a Pecan Shell

This once-prosperous town was named for settler W. H. Bomar. Things got off to a promising start with the arrival of the Wichita Valley Railroad in 1906. Bomarton was now connected to both Seymour and Abilene. A post office in the store of Tom McClure was established the same year. By 1910 Bomarton had had a school for three years and two churches that were constructed about the same time.

Two cotton gins were soon added to the town's list of businesses and Bomarton had an innovative public grazing area dairy cattle.

From a population of 580 in 1920, Bomarton reached its high-water mark in 1930 with 600 Bomartonites. The town sailed through the Great Depression with a decline of only 2 people. But the town wasn't so lucky after WWII when it dropped dramatically. By 1960 it was already down to 150 and twenty years later there were only 27 people calling the place home. The 1990 figure was given as 23.


St. John's Catholic Church in Bomarton
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005


The sanctuary
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005


Bomarton Texas ghost sign
Ghost sign in Bomarton
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005

Bomarton, Texas Forum

Subject: Bomarton, Texas
I was reading what you have about Bomarton, Texas. I lived there from about the age of three until I was 10 yrs. old. I started school there and have fond memories [of that town]. My parents & grandparents lived there many years. I am sending this photo (see top photo) of Bomarton. I don't know the year it was taken since it was handed down to me from my uncle's estate. I remember [during] my time there, we had three grocery stores, two gas stations, three churches, the school and the post office. - Carolyn Loffler, September 30, 2006



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Munday
Wichita Falls

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