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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Bomarton Empty Church

    abandoned church on US Highway 277 in Bomarton, Texas.

    St Johns Catholic
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    us
    Apr 2007
    Porter, Texas
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    Re: Bomarton Empty Church

    Looks like a nice place to hunt.

    Ima
    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of BURIED TREASURE BABY!!!
    Lead me to the BOOTY Rudy2003 !!!

  3. #3
    us
    Let's go dig some history!

    Jan 2007
    TEXAS
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    Re: Bomarton Empty Church

    This looks like a great place...would like to go hunt it down....do you know of anyone who has been out there yet?
    Baggins

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    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Bomarton Empty Church

    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 and was used again on the 2004 map.
    There is a beautifull Catholic Church that was built in the 1930s, which still stands, and is a landmark. The school building, built in the 1900s is still there. There are several old houses and buildings still standing. These buildings have been thru many storms and with-stood many years, and are a part of out counties heritage.
    Baylor County Historical Society, Salt Pork to Sirloin, Vol. 1: The History of Baylor County, Texas, from 1879 to 1930 (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1972); Vol. 2: The History of Baylor County, Texas, from 1878 to Present (1977
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