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Abandoned Places, Kent, Texas

Abandoned Kent Texas
I saw the abandoned Kent School while crossing the massive state of Texas and had to explore. On the way back to the freeway I noticed that the rest of the little town was deserted. There was a derelict chevron station, a US Post Office and a few abandoned homes just up the road. This whole area gave that creepy vibe like you are being watched.

History:
Kent, Texas was founded before 1892 and was originally known as Antelope because of the large numbers of those animals found there. A post office was established in Kent in 1892 but was never in operation. A second post office opened the following year with John Charles Rickli as postmaster. In 1896 two livestock businesses operated in Kent. By 1914 the town had four cattle breeders, a general store, and an estimated population of twenty-five. For four decades beginning in 1924 the estimated population was fifty. The post office was closed in 1960 and the Kent school in 1961. In the late 1960s Kent had a population of sixty-five and four businesses. By the mid-1970s the estimated population had fallen to sixty, where it remained through 2000, when the town had six businesses.

GPS Directions Location Data
Date: 12.31.2011
Temp: 64°
Elevation: 4265 ft
Latitude: 31.06876
Longitude: -104.217587


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