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Mabelle, TexasPhotos, maps and news from Mabelle, Texas.Updated August 19, 2018.

Mabelle is an unincorporated community in Baylor County, Texas, United States. Its elevation is 1,289 feet (393 m). The community lies at the intersection of U.S. Routes 82, 183, 277, 283, and Farm to Market Road 1790, 9 miles northeast of the city of Seymour, the county seat of Baylor County.A local school originally began around 1900. The settlement was established in 1906 as a station on the Wichita Valley line. A post office was granted on December 13 of that year and was named Mabelle for the daughter of resident J. T. Thompson. By 1920, the town had a depot, several businesses, and a Sunday school organization serving a population of 58. Mabelle continued as a small trade center despite a damaging tornado that struck the town about 1923. In 1940, the community had a post office, school, and a few stores, and reported a population of 35. The local school remained in service until it was consolidated with the school in Seymour in 1948. On Monday night, April 25, 1955, after performing at the Miller Brothers' M-B Corral dancehall in Wichita Falls, Elvis Presley, bass player Bill Black, and guitarist Scotty Moore headed to another gig in Seymour, a benefit show for the local volunteer fire department. Along the way, they ran out of gas near Mabelle. After fueling up in Mabelle, Elvis and the boys arrived at the Seymour high school auditorium after most of the audience had left, but still managed to perform for the handful of people who remained. The post office was discontinued about 1962. In 1980, Mabelle reported a population of ten, and in 1990 it was reported as six. By 2000, the population was reported at nine.

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Uncovered Texas | Mabelle , Texas Ghost Towns. City: Seymour County: Baylor.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures South from Seymour Hill.
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Uncovered Texas | Mabelle , Texas Ghost Towns. Wagon Bridge - 1911.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures 1890 Stone Building.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures East Street between Nevada and Oregon Streets.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures Towards town from Seymour Hill.
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Uncovered Texas | Mabelle , Texas Ghost Towns. Deluxe Court Motel.
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May 14, 2005. The route of OK-34 follows the old cattle trail from Texas to Dodge City. I'd guess that millions of cattle have come through this area..
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures Old bridge over Pony Creek south of Lake Kemp, Baylor Co., TX.
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Uncovered Texas | Mabelle , Texas Ghost Towns. Baylor County Courthouse cd 1910.
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May 14, 2005. Of course, except for the name, I had no real reason to be here. I parked the bike and walked around for a bit. Not much traffic..
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May 14, 2005. A few people still live in Eldorado. These folks had a nice little garden..
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May 14, 2005. I sort of zigged and zagged north and west to the town of Elgin, Oklahoma. Why Elgin? Well, I've been to Elgin, Oregon and Elgin, Kansas, ....
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures McLain Street at the courthouse square.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures Old Ogden community schoolhouse, Baylor Co., TX.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures First Christian Church, built 1906-1907.
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May 14, 2005. I stayed on OK-34 through Elk City (crossing I-40), and skirted around the Wichita Mountains, which were clearly visible to the east..
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May 14, 2005. I think on most trips I've taken a picture of at least one animal (headstone sheep don't count). I did see a number of sheep (live) in Texas being watched ....
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May 14, 2005. ... river and is a miserable looking town. Times have not been kind to Quanah. The only business still operating on main street seems to be the smoke shop..
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Uncovered Texas | Mabelle , Texas Ghost Towns. Baylor County Courthouse 1968.
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Madero Destination Guide (Texas, United States) - Trip-Suggest. The ....
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures Railroad trestle over Brazos River just south of Seymour, TX.
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Guide: Mabelle (Texas, Baylor County) in United States | Tripmondo. Pictures Old grocery store.
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Scotty Moore - M-B Corral - Wichita Falls, TX. The Hangar MD and VFW Post 2147 in Wichita Falls Photo courtesy Google streetmaps.