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HALE CITY, TEXAS. 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.


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

William R. Hunt


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

William R. Hunt, "HALE CITY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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