Olden, TX


By: Bob Lindsey, Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: August 1, 1995


Olden, on Interstate Highway 20 midway between Ranger and Eastland in northern Eastland County, originated as a railroad town on the Texas and Pacific Railway. It was known as Olden Switch and came to life with expectations of silver discoveries. Silver was not found, but Olden survived to benefit from the county oil boom that began in 1919. In 1945 Olden had 500 residents, but by 1980 the population had fallen to 110, where it remained in 1990.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Bob Lindsey, Jr., “Olden, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/olden-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
August 1, 1995

Place
Olden
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1343247
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Eastland County
Associated Names

-Switch

Grant

Silver Pass

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.41901980°
  • Longitude: -98.75089390°
Population Counts
People Year
113 2009