Ghost Towns in TEXAS


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Jul 26, 2010
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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


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Aug 31, 2010
Wichita Falls, TX
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Minelab E-Trac, Ace 250, Garrett PP, Lesche
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Take a weedwacker too grass will be overgrown. Stay Safe HH


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Feb 3, 2011
gainesville, tx
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Luckenbach isnt a good place to go on weekends

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

Neat place, tho

Emperor Findus Cladius

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Sep 2, 2004
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How did you end up doing? I have thought about the same thing myself, just never gotten around to it.


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Jan 2, 2013
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


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Jan 2, 2013
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.


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Apr 23, 2013
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All 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.


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Sep 22, 2013
Chattanooga Tennessee
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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.

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Dec 1, 2015
Cedar Creek TEXAS
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AT Max (Garrett)
1236-M (Fisher)
Willow Branch
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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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