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  1. #1

    Jan 2007

    NE Texas area (Lamar County - Paris)

    New to this and wondering if anyone in this area on this site?

  2. #2

    May 2007

    Re: NE Texas area (Lamar County - Paris)

    Crapshooter Im also new to this and live in Lamar county. Ive detected a few pastures and lake gibbins so far. I havent found anything of much signifagence, but its still a great hobby . If you hear of any good places to hunt let me know. Il do the same.

  3. #3
    Jan 2007
    Mesquite Texas
    MXT F2
    13 times

    Re: NE Texas area (Lamar County - Paris)

    You may already know of these places but just in case, it may do some good.

    Texas Ghost Town
    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    FM 1498
    15 Miles SE of Paris
    Population: 40 (1990)

    Area Hotels - Book Here & Save
    Paris Hotels >
    History in a Pecan Shell

    It is supposed that the town was named after early settlers who arrived sometime before 1900. The community had some commercial buildings during the Great Depression, but it's close proximity to Paris made further growth unlikely. After WWII, increased mobility allowed people to find work in distant places and by the 1960s, there were no businesses left.

    Now known as a "dispersed rural community," Taylor Town, along with it's near neighbor of Glory, Texas, have become ghost towns.

    John Troesser
    Letter from a Former Resident:

    I'm from Paris, Texas. Well I was born there, but my formative years were spent on the outskirts of Paris in Taylor Town. Down the street was Glory, Texas. My family had an old general store in Taylor Town called Gordon Mart (now closed)... now all that is left is a cemetery where a few of my relatives are buried.

    Glory is less than a mile from the Taylor Town area and I think all that is left there are houses and a church my grandfather attends.

    These two towns were an important part in my family heritage, and to have them added to your site would mean the world to me. I don't want them to be lost forever. Thank you. - Heather Gordon, December 29, 2004
    Taylor, Texas Forum


  4. #4

    Dec 2004
    The Lone Star State
    5 times

    Re: NE Texas area (Lamar County - Paris)

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  5. #5

    May 2007

    Re: NE Texas area (Lamar County - Paris)

    Tin Nugget thanks for the info. I know some people out in Taylor town and will check it out. Once again thanks.



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