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Acala, Texas
Ghost Town
Acala, Texas is located in Texas
Acala, Texas
Acala, Texas
Location in Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Hudspeth
Elevation
3,553 ft (1,083 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
79839
Area code 915
FIPS code 48-01084
GNIS feature ID 1379310
Acala Texas
Acala Grocery

Acala, Texas is a ghost town in Hudspeth County, Texas, 34 miles northwest of Sierra Blanca and 54 miles southeast of El Paso, with a current population around 25. Acala is located on Highway 20. Acala was named for acala cotton, a type of cotton produced in Mexico.

History

The area was settled in the early 20th century, when a post office was established before 1925. In 1929, the population had doubled to a hundred from its fifty residents just a couple of years before. It peaked again in the late '50s, at one hundred people, but began to fall, once again. Only twenty-five people called Acala home by the 1970s. Since then it has remained at that size.

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