Mesquite, Borden County, Texas

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This article is about the ghost town in Borden County, Mesquite, Texas. For the Dallas suburb, see Mesquite, Texas.
Mesquite, Texas
Ghost Town
Mesquite school (abandoned)
Mesquite school (abandoned)
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Map of Texas
Mesquite
Map of Texas
Map of Texas
Mesquite
Coordinates: 32°52′13″N 101°37′49″W / 32.87028°N 101.63028°W / 32.87028; -101.63028Coordinates: 32°52′13″N 101°37′49″W / 32.87028°N 101.63028°W / 32.87028; -101.63028
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Borden
Physiographic region Llano Estacado
Founded 1905
Elevation[1] 2,966 ft (904 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 806
Website Handbook of Texas

Mesquite is a ghost town in Borden County, Texas, United States. From its inception, Mesquite has remained a rural farming community. A school, established in 1905, served the area until sometime around 1930 when the building appears to have fallen into disuse. Today all that remains of Mesquite are a few residences, a Church of Christ, and the abandoned schoolhouse.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mesquite is located on Farm to Market 1054, east of US Route 87 and north of US Route 180. The nearest large community is Lamesa, about 15 miles (24 km) to the southwest.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mesquite". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Davis, Charles G. "Mesquite, TX (Borden County)". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 

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