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Nix, Texas
Ghost town
Nix General Store
Nix General Store
Country United States
State Texas
County Lampasas
Elevation 1,362 ft (415 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 2034979

Nix is a ghost town in southwestern Lampasas County, Texas, United States.

Nix was once a stop on a stagecoach route.

History

Nix, Texas Historical Marker (9224421972)
Historical marker in Nix

The Fort Phantom Hill Road, a Texas Fort Trail, ran through the Nix in the 1850s.

The community was settled in the early 1880s on the stagecoach and mail route which ran west from Lampasas. In 1883, David Coterell started a blacksmith shop, and Elizabeth Wallace opened a general store. Wallace was the first postmistress when she opened a post office in her store. The post office was discontinued in 1906.

Nix had two mills and gins by 1892, and churches had been established by 1896.

There was considerable interest in drilling for gas and oil in the area during the 1920s and 1930s, though Nix was the site of the county's only dry test well.

By 1947, a combination church/school had been established west of the community.

The population of Nix reached its peak of 27 in 1896. In 2000, just six people were living in Nix.

A Texas historical marker was placed in front of the school in 2007.

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