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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Life in Taylor County Texas 1850 - 1950
Downtown Merkel Texas in 1900

Palace Cafe Merkel Texas 1900

Downtown Merkel Texas in 1900 in front of the Palace Cafe. Once known as Windmill Town, Merkel came into existence with the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. It was properly named after early settler S. M. Merkel in 1881. The towns first store opened in 1882 and a post office opened in June of 1883. By 1885 there were 25 people calling Merkel home but fifteen years later, when this photo was taken, the population had grown to 400.
 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Remember in Abilene when...

Early Life in Tarrant County
Amazing People from Taylor County Texas

Famous People from Taylor County TexasAmazing People from Abilene Texas, Taylor county

Books about Taylor County

Books about Taylor County TexasBooks about Abilene, Tuscola, Tye, Buffalo Gap, Impact, Lawn, Merkel or Trent Texas.

Taylor County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Taylor County Unclaimed Probate

These Deceased Residents of Abilene, Tuscola, Tye, Buffalo Gap, Lawn, Merkel and Trent Left a total $747,286 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your Family and Friends from Taylor County to let them know how to collect it from the Texas Comptroller's Office . . . see the list

 

Taylor County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Abilene, Tuscola, Tye, Buffalo Gap, Impact, Lawn, Merkel and Trent.  See All Taylor County Treasures
 
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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