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Hale City

Now a Ghost Town

Hale City, in central Hale County, was platted in 1891 but failed two years later, when expectations of a railroad were not met and a drought drove away the population. In 1893 its remaining residents joined with those of Epworth, two miles away, to move themselves and their buildings to nearby Hale Center.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, 800 Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas: Frontier, 1971).

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