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Comanche County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

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1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31° 16’ 13”  and 0953747W is 95° 37’ 47” – drop the leading 0  )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

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  1. Locations of creeks & streams are given at the mouth of the creek or stream, i.e. where it joins a larger stream.

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Albin Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

314804N
0982923W

 

USGS

Alex Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

314849N
0981136W

 

USGS

Amity

TX

Comanche

pop place

320333N
0985300W

 

USGS

Amity Church

TX

Comanche

church

320252N
0985353W

 

USGS

Antioch Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315601N
0983341W

 

USGS

Armstrong Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320505N
0982948W

 

USGS

Armstrong Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315346N
0983356W

 

USGS

Baggett Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315451N
0982424W

 

USGS

Baggett Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315349N
0982453W

 

USGS

Baggett Creek Church

TX

Comanche

church

315414N
0982422W

 

USGS

Beattie

TX

Comanche

pop place

320217N
0984132W

 

USGS

Bee Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

315102N
0981752W

 

USGS

Bethel Church

TX

Comanche

church

320615N
0983827W

 

USGS

Bibb

TX

Comanche

vanished community

 

Bibb, also known as Bibb Mission, was twelve miles northwest of Comanche in northwestern Comanche County. It was established in the 1870s. The Bibb post office opened in 1878, and by 1884 the community had an estimated population of fifty, a school, and a church and shipped cotton and livestock. The following year a small store was established in Bibb. In 1896 the settlement had two grocery stores, a cotton gin, a flour mill, and Christian and Methodist churches. Bibb reached its peak population of 176 in 1900. The community declined rapidly in the next decade, and the post office closed in 1909. By the 1930s it was no longer listed on county maps. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976). Mark Odi

Traci Parsons-Holder
HowdyCuzin@aol.com

Board Church

TX

Comanche

church

315322N
0982808W

 

USGS

Brushy Gap

TX

Comanche

gap

314417N
0983923W

 

USGS

Cedar Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

314520N
0983522W

 

USGS

Cedar Gap

TX

Comanche

gap

314326N
0983720W

 

USGS

Chappell Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315124N
0981906W

 

USGS

Comanche

TX

Comanche

pop place

315350N
0983612W

 

USGS

Comanche County

TX

Comanche

civil

315700N
0983400W

 

USGS

Comanche County-City Airport

TX

Comanche

airport

315500N
0983601W

 

USGS

Comyn

TX

Comanche

pop place

320422N
0982812W

 

USGS

Copperas Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320244N
0983857W

 

USGS

Copperas Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320100N
0983515W

 

USGS

Copperas Creek Park

TX

Comanche

park

315800N
0983015W

 

USGS

Cow Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320541N
0982906W

 

USGS

Cowhouse Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

314338N
0982726W

 

USGS

Cox Gap

TX

Comanche

gap

314853N
0984123W

 

USGS

Dargan Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315400N
0982942W

 

USGS

De Leon

TX

Comanche

pop place

320639N
0983208W

 

USGS

De Leon Municipal Airport

TX

Comanche

airport

320555N
0983131W

 

USGS

De Leon Pumping Station

TX

Comanche

locale

321057N
0983220W

 

USGS

Downing

TX

Comanche

pop place

320126N
0983301W

 

USGS

Dry Joplin Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315248N
0982123W

 

USGS

Duncan Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315815N
0983223W

 

USGS

Duster

TX

Comanche

pop place

320617N
0984035W

 

USGS

Ebenezer Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320340N
0983048W

Ebenezer is a community that was once called North Leon. It is marked now only by a cemetery that is listed at this site, known as Ebenezer Cemetery. One of the first settlers in this area was Sut Jones, who created Jones crossing of the Leon River.

USGS & Woody L Mcgehee
Watcher881@aol.com

Energy

TX

Comanche

locale

314546N
0982209W

 

USGS

Energy Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

314521N
0982044W

 

USGS

Evergreen Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315102N
0982326W

 

USGS

Ferrill Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315452N
0984416W

 

USGS

Flat Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320932N
0983113W

 

USGS

Fleming

TX

Comanche

pop place

314847N
0982820W

 

USGS

Fourmile Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315456N
0981551W

 

USGS

Gap

TX

Comanche

vanished community

31.944011
-98.724811

Small community outside of Sidney. The place was alongside a railroad line. My cousin Alan Garrett, has a postmarked letter which shows "Gap" Texas, 1929.

Patti Jones
sppj0001@pacbell.net

Gartman View

TX

Comanche

pop place

315629N
0983416W

 

USGS

Graham Chapel Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315710N
0982505W

 

USGS

Gustine

TX

Comanche

pop place

315042N
0982409W

 

USGS

Hanson Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320221N
0982632W

 

USGS

Harley White Field

TX

Comanche

airport

315140N
0981534W

 

USGS

Hasse

TX

Comanche

pop place

315611N
0982918W

 

USGS

Hasse School

TX

Comanche

school

315615N
0982948W

 

USGS

Hazeldell

TX

Comanche

pop place

315253N
0981954W

 

USGS

Hog Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

321351N
0983450W

 

USGS

Holmsley Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315154N
0982321W

 

USGS

Horse Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315325N
0983547W

 

USGS

Indian Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315401N
0982517W

 

USGS

Indian Creek Church

TX

Comanche

church

315354N
0983201W

 

USGS

Indian Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

320915N
0984403W

 

USGS

J B Layne School

TX

Comanche

school

315410N
0983607W

 

USGS

Jimmie's Creek

TX

Comanche

pop place

315657N
0984413W

Also know as Sidney. On Farm Road 1689 in western Comanche County, was settled as early as 1870 by William Yarbrough and J. A. Wright. It was formerly called Jimmie's Creek, or a nearby stream, and Round Mountain. In 1883 the community was named for Sidney Stapp, son of John Stapp, who became the first postmaster when the post office opened in 1886. The first school was established in 1877 with W. D. Cox as teacher. By 1883 Sidney had a store operated by Tom Davis. In 1940 Sidney had four stores, three churches, a consolidated school, and a population of 200. Afterward, the population remained stable at 196; three stores were reported in 1980. In 1990 the population was still reported as 196. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982). Tracey L. Compton

Traci Parsons-Holder
HowdyCuzin@aol.com

KCOM-AM (Comanche)

TX

Comanche

tower

315354N
0983514W

 

USGS

KZAA-FM (Comanche)

TX

Comanche

tower

315441N
0984208W

 

USGS

Keys Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

320514N
0985113W

 

USGS

Lake Comanche

TX

Comanche

reservoir

314912N
0983439W

 

USGS

Lake Eanes

TX

Comanche

reservoir

315103N
0983703W

 

USGS

Lake Eanes Park

TX

Comanche

park

315056N
0983654W

 

USGS

Lamkin

TX

Comanche

pop place

314923N
0981550W

 

USGS

Liberty Church

TX

Comanche

church

320907N
0983624W

 

USGS

Lightning C Ranch

TX

Comanche

locale

315405N
0981833W

 

USGS

Little Mountain Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314603N
0982903W

 

USGS

Live Oak Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314905N
0982437W

 

USGS

Long Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

315628N
0981748W

 

USGS

Long Hollow

TX

Comanche

valley

315516N
0982724W

 

USGS

Long Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

315440N
0984200W

 

USGS

Luker Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315650N
0982551W

 

USGS

Mackey Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

315212N
0981929W

 

USGS

Martins Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320116N
0983742W

 

USGS

Martins Creek Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320011N
0984243W

 

USGS

Mercer Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314639N
0983052W

 

USGS

Mercers Gap

TX

Comanche

locale

314724N
0984015W

 

USGS

Midway Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315434N
0981436W

 

USGS

Mill Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

320301N
0982918W

 

USGS

Miller Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315655N
0982354W

 

USGS

Mills Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315139N
0981948W

 

USGS

Moore Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314921N
0983525W

 

USGS

Morton Chapel

TX

Comanche

church

320531N
0983512W

 

USGS

Mount Pleasant Church

TX

Comanche

church

315610N
0983639W

 

USGS

Mountain Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314636N
0982859W

 

USGS

Mustang Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315432N
0982626W

 

USGS

Nabors Lake

TX

Comanche

reservoir

320719N
0983611W

 

USGS

Nanny Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

320431N
0984854W

 

USGS

Newburg

TX

Comanche

pop place

314712N
0983118W

 

USGS

Ninevah Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320623N
0984239W

 

USGS

North Turkey Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320455N
0983713W

 

USGS

Oakland Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320832N
0984245W

 

USGS

Oakwood Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315425N
0983552W

 

USGS

Oliver Springs Church

TX

Comanche

church

321147N
0983456W

 

USGS

Parker Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320122N
0984803W

 

USGS

Patridge Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315538N
0984647W

 

USGS

Pendergrass Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315641N
0984322W

From Sidney, TX take FM1689 SE from the school campus, cross the bridge, then immediately turn left on County Rd. Its a short distance on the left. Enclosed by a chain link fence

USGS &
Traci Parsons-Holder
HowdyCuzin@aol.com

Petitt School

TX

Comanche

school

314819N
0982737W

 

USGS

Pleasant Home Church

TX

Comanche

church

320141N
0982709W

 

USGS

Pounds

TX

Comanche

locale

320517N
0983548W

 

USGS

Proctor

TX

Comanche

pop place

315914N
0982546W

 

USGS

Proctor Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320008N
0982447W

 

USGS

Proctor Lake

TX

Comanche

reservoir

315820N
0982835W

 

USGS

Rabbit Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315615N
0984523W

 

USGS

Reid Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315713N
0982506W

 

USGS

Resley Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314833N
0981316W

 

USGS

Roch

TX

Comanche

pop place

320126N
0982717W

 

USGS

Rock Bluff Church

TX

Comanche

church

320809N
0983838W

 

USGS

Rocky Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314837N
0981220W

 

USGS

Round Grove Church

TX

Comanche

church

320831N
0982737W

 

USGS

Round Mountain

TX

Comanche

pop place

315657N
0984413W

Also known as Sidney. On Farm Road 1689 in western Comanche County, was settled as early as 1870 by William Yarbrough and J. A. Wright. It was formerly called Jimmie's Creek, or a nearby stream, and Round Mountain. In 1883 the community was named for Sidney Stapp, son of John Stapp, who became the first postmaster when the post office opened in 1886. The first school was established in 1877 with W. D. Cox as teacher. By 1883 Sidney had a store operated by Tom Davis. In 1940 Sidney had four stores, three churches, a consolidated school, and a population of 200. Afterward, the population remained stable at 196; three stores were reported in 1980. In 1990 the population was still reported as 196. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982). Tracey L. Compton

USGS &
Traci Parsons-Holder
HowdyCuzin@aol.com

Rucker

TX

Comanche

pop place

320954N
0983609W

 

USGS

Rush Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315835N
0982843W

 

USGS

Sabana River

TX

Comanche

stream

320224N
0983119W

 

USGS

Salt Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

315246N
0982740W

 

USGS

Salt Branch

TX

Comanche

stream

315559N
0981656W

 

USGS

Salt Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315222N
0982707W

 

USGS

Sand Hill Church

TX

Comanche

church

320355N
0983952W

 

USGS

Sand Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

315643N
0982120W

 

USGS

Sardis Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315549N
0983019W

 

USGS

Schoen Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

314300N
0982909W

 

USGS

Shiloh Church

TX

Comanche

church

315101N
0983050W

 

USGS

Sidney

TX

Comanche

pop place

315657N
0984413W

On Farm Road 1689 in western Comanche County, was settled as early as 1870 by William Yarbrough and J. A. Wright. It was formerly called Jimmie's Creek, or a nearby stream, and Round Mountain. In 1883 the community was named for Sidney Stapp, son of John Stapp, who became the first postmaster when the post office opened in 1886. The first school was established in 1877 with W. D. Cox as teacher. By 1883 Sidney had a store operated by Tom Davis. In 1940 Sidney had four stores, three churches, a consolidated school, and a population of 200. Afterward, the population remained stable at 196; three stores were reported in 1980. In 1990 the population was still reported as 196. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976). Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982). Tracey L. Compton

USGS &
Traci Parsons-Holder
HowdyCuzin@aol.com

Siloam

TX

Comanche

pop place

315027N
0982018W

 

USGS

Sipe Springs

TX

Comanche

pop place

320526N
0984702W

 

USGS

Sipe Springs Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320628N
0984737W

 

USGS

Sipe Springs Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320428N
0984601W

 

USGS

Slick Hill

TX

Comanche

summit

314715N
0982200W

 

USGS

Soda Springs Community Hall

TX

Comanche

locale

320010N
0983934W

 

USGS

South Copperas Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320412N
0984415W

 

USGS

South Leon River

TX

Comanche

stream

315125N
0982131W

 

USGS

South Turkey Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320454N
0983713W

 

USGS

Sowells Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315931N
0982802W

 

USGS

Stag Creek

TX

Comanche

pop place

320043N
0984524W

 

USGS

Stag Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320118N
0984515W

 

USGS

Stag Creek Community Center

TX

Comanche

locale

315952N
0984525W

 

USGS

Suez TX Comanche pop place 32.041124
98.604577
Suez had a school and a church. Tthe school was merged with the Beattie school in 1928. The old church still stands on private property and the rock house is still standing and being used as a deer hunter cabin. The house was once the church parsonage. There is no trace left of the school. Russell Hall

Suggs Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315954N
0983752W

 

USGS

Sweetwater Church

TX

Comanche

church

315903N
0983820W

 

USGS

Sweetwater Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320100N
0983515W

 

USGS

Taterhill Mountain

TX

Comanche

summit

314258N
0983323W

 

USGS

Taylors Chapel

TX

Comanche

church

320011N
0984029W

 

USGS

Toliver Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

314940N
0981420W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320424N
0983522W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320457N
0983829W

 

USGS

Union Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315043N
0982544W

 

USGS

Vandyke

TX

Comanche

pop place

315820N
0983338W

 

USGS

Walker Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320339N
0982934W

 

USGS

Walnut Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

320000N
0984858W

 

USGS

Walnut Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315717N
0982721W

 

USGS

Walnut Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

314733N
0982549W

 

USGS

Watson

TX

Comanche

pop place

315213N
0984338W

 

USGS

Weaver Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

320930N
0983951W

 

USGS

Weed Valley

TX

Comanche

basin

321201N
0983333W

 

USGS

Wet Joplin Creek

TX

Comanche

stream

315221N
0982138W

 

USGS

White Point Church

TX

Comanche

church

315046N
0983903W

 

USGS

Whitney Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315024N
0982935W

 

USGS

Whitville

TX

Comanche

town

unknown

This town is marked now only by an old 2-story house, about a mile West of CR 147, and is on the North side CR 145, which was, prior to the 1930's, the main highway between Comanche & Brownwood, Texas. Whitville once had its own school and Post Office.

USGS &
Connie Prater Reed
prater_connie@hotmail.com

Whittville

TX

Comanche

vanished town

31.867111
-98.750078

WHITTVILLE was named by William Dyer SUMNER, who established a postoffice in his home in 1875, & named it in honor of Colonel Ely Jones WHITT, who served as a colonel during the Civil War & was a well liked citizen of that community.

Harlon V. Wells
abuelo@wans.com

Wilson

TX

Comanche

pop place

315553N
0981600W

 

USGS

Yoakum Airport

TX

Comanche

airport

315120N
0982451W

 

USGS

Zion Hill Cemetery

TX

Comanche

cemetery

315843N
0983405W

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USGS.............................................................

 

 

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10 May 2007