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ZILER, TEXAS. The community of Ziler existed briefly during the 1870s north of the site of present Big Spring in central Howard County. Situated on Christopher C. Slaughter's ranchland, the small settlement served for a time as a rural mail station.


Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982).

Charles G. Davis


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

Charles G. Davis, "ZILER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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