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  1. #1
    Jul 2010
    Garrett GTP 1350 / Cobra Beach Magnet / Garrett Treasure Ace 300
    8 times

    Ghost Towns in TEXAS

    Next weekend a friend and I have planned to make a trip to several ghost towns here in Texas. We have researched them all and mapped our routes. Here is a list of spots we will be visiting. I am real excited as I will be bringing the detector !!

    1. Independence
    2. The Grove
    3. Williams Ranch
    4. Whon
    5. Doole
    6. Salt Gap
    7. Calf Creek
    8. Morris Ranch
    9. Lukenbach
    10. Praha

    Wish us luck ! I pray we found some good things...... Maybe some ghosts too
    lastleg likes this.

    "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan

  2. #2
    Aug 2010
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Minelab E-Trac, Ace 250, Garrett PP, Lesche
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Ghost Towns in TEXAS

    Take a weedwacker too grass will be overgrown. Stay Safe HH
    Roger "NoNeck" Holloway
    Minelab E-Trac, Ace 250, Garrett PP, Lesche

  3. #3

    Feb 2011
    gainesville, tx
    Garret 250
    258 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Ghost Towns in TEXAS

    Luckenbach isnt a good place to go on weekends

    the beer hall is open, and lots of pickers and grinners!!!!!

    Neat place, tho

  4. #4
    Today's The Day!!

    Nov 2007
    Victoria, Texas
    Viper Trident
    6 times

    Re: Ghost Towns in TEXAS

    Don't forget to put the snake chaps on!!
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  5. #5
    May 2012
    Leander Texas
    GTI 2500
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Best of luck To y'all

    Regards from Digger Sam

  6. #6
    Emperor Findus Cladius

    Sep 2004
    Whites Vision/V3 Spectra, AT Pro
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    How did you end up doing? I have thought about the same thing myself, just never gotten around to it.

  7. #7

    Jan 2013
    2 times
    I'm looking at going to the ghost town of Alton near Denton TX that is the only place around me I know to go. Let me know how you do. good luck

  8. #8
    Dec 2012
    El Paso Texas/Las Cruces New Mexico
    Garrett AT Pro. and AT Gold, Nox 800,Nox 600
    750 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    So how did it go?

  9. #9

    Jan 2013
    2 times
    I found trash and lots of it, but I did find a house way back in the woods that had caved in on itself. Plan on going back sometime soon not sure when though found another spot that is producing every day.

  10. #10

    Apr 2013
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Praha is not that far from San Antonio.Been there several times. Hackberry is a ghost town.There are a couple of old victorian houses there and a stone store building with iron shutters.It's also around the Praha area. Those towns are in the book by T.Lindsey Baker.Texas Escapes has more information also on these towns.

  11. #11
    Apr 2013
    7 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    did you get any ghost footage?

  12. #12

    Sep 2013
    Chattanooga Tennessee
    Impact , Tejon . Fisher F75, Vaquero, uMaxSilver, Cibola , Delta 4000, F2, Ace350 , original Bandido
    325 times
    Relic Hunting
    I know where a real ghost town is. It may be be in Oklahoma but if it is , you can spit into Texas because is on the state line on U.S. Route 66. Texola is the name. I once went to a funeral there for my Great Aunt. I stood outside the church in the middle of Route 66 and could of laid down and took a nap. No traffic. I stood in the middle of Route 66 , smoking a cigarette with one foot in Texas , the other in Oklahoma. Look it up on the map.
    Last edited by roaddust66; Oct 12, 2013 at 08:56 AM.

  13. #13

    Dec 2015
    Cedar Creek TEXAS
    AT Max (Garrett) 1236-M (Fisher) Willow Branch
    24 times
    Metal Detecting
    Most folks unaware that TEXAS has more ghost towns than any other state ? How/Why you say ? It all has to do with railroads remember steam engines had to have water every 7 or 8 miles. When they brought trains in many, many towns just picked up and moved to the nearest set of tracks. Check it out you'll see what I mean, good hunting.....smitty988



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