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Texola Ghost Town

5th Street, Texola, Oklahoma 73668 USA

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“A once booming town”

The History of Texola dates back to the early 1900s. Before being named Texola, the town site had been called Texokla and Texoma. Because of its location near the 100th Meridian, the town was surveyed eight different times, which meant that some early residents lived in both Texas and Oklahoma without ever moving. Texola was originally part of northern Greer County until Beckham County was formed after Oklahoma gained statehood in 1907. A post office was established in the community on December 12, 1901 with Reuben H. Grimes serving as the first postmaster. In 1902, the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad (later owned by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway) was built through the town. A weekly newspaper, the Texola Herald, began publishing in 1902 and continued to operate into the early 1920s. By 1909, Texola had two cotton gins as well as a corn and grist mill. The local economy was agriculturally-based and several businesses opened in the community.

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Reviewed by
SarahJowett

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
June 24, 2015
Rated 2.0

This is not a ghost town. Yes, there are many abandoned house and buildings but there are also many residents.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jaki_n

  • 15 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
June 24, 2015
Rated 2.0

Nothing to see here. Move along.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
leann.burrell

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 17, 2014

Not much to see here. The food is great at the Windmill Restaurant and the RV Park is aperfect place to spend the night if you hit it just right.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
bradhelmink

  • 5 Reviews
  • 24 Helpful
June 26, 2014

pretty lame, we saw many other ghost towns on our drive that were much cooler. Not worth the time unless you have to pee anyway.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
spookyamd

  • 28 Reviews
  • 77 Helpful
June 05, 2014

Quick mile drive off the highway to get a few pictures from the car. It's pretty amazing to see so many abandoned structures in various states of decay alongside houses where people still live.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kckmullen

  • 31 Reviews
  • 35 Helpful
April 27, 2014

The houses are on private but you can drive up and down the street to get photos. One of the locals mentioned that Texola currently has 38 residents!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper935190

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 04, 2022
Rated 4.0

Interesting stop, nothing going on and still home to a few people so no need to stay long

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Reviewed by
crxstn

  • 10 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 07, 2021
Rated 5.0

We thought it was pretty cool! It’s just a couple of abandoned buildings

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Reviewed by
laurenschreiber119

  • 17 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 18, 2020

This was just run down yucky buildings

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Reviewed by
mschleef

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 01, 2019
Rated 1.0

There is no Ghost Town!

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Texola Ghost Town

5th Street
Texola, Oklahoma
73668 USA

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