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Texas Ghost Towns

Over the years, many towns have sprung up across Texas. Not all of these towns survived. Today Texas is littered with "Ghost Towns," each of which add a little to the legend and lore of the Lone Star State.

Texas Ghost Towns - Ghost Towns in Texas
Over the years, many towns have sprung up across Texas. Not all of these towns survived. Today Texas is littered with "Ghost Towns," each of which add a little to the legend and lore of the Lone Star State.

Ghost Towns of Texas
Dozens of Texas Ghost Towns, complete with time to visit information, driving suggestions and a cursory history of each.

Indianola
Once a leading port on the Gulf Coast, Indianola was ravaged by two powerful hurricanes in just over a decade. As a result, the remaining residents moved inland, leaving Indianola to the tides.

Fort Griffin
Once used to offer protection to North Texas settlers, Fort Griffin is now a state park maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Cryer Creek
Once a bustling little town, Cryer Creek is yet another victim of being bypassed by the railroad. Although not technically "dead," the population of Cryer Creek has been less than 20 for over 30 years.

Dodge City
A real "Old West" town right here in Texas. Although only two cabins remain, Dodge City is still the site of 1800s-style gunfight re-enactments.

Helena
Once part of the rowdy "Old West," it is rumored a gunfight ultimately "killed" Helena.

Spanish Fort
The origins of Spanish Fort date back to Spain's early attempts to colonize what is now Texas.

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