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Duke, Texas

Duke, Texas
ghost town
Duke, Texas is located in Texas
Duke, Texas
Duke, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Fort Bend
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77583
Area code(s) 281, 713, 832
GNIS feature ID 1378234[1]

Duke is a ghost town in Fort Bend County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The former settlement's location was west of Arcola along the BNSF Railway near Houston Southwest Airport. In 2014 the town site was no longer accessible by public roads.

History

The town of Duke grew up on the buggies. So the flash point would wait another ten months.[3] Postal service ended at Duke in 1922.[2]

Geography

On the 1955 Almeda, Tex. United States Geological Survey 1:24,000 scale map, Duke was located on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad west of Arcola on the northern side of Clear Lake. On the map, the town was connected by road to what is now McKeever Road to the north.[4] Duke Road crosses Southwest Houston Airport property a few yards from the western end of the runway. Public use was blocked by a fence in January 2014.[5]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Duke, Texas
  2. ^ a b See historical marker photo.
  3. ^
  4. ^ USGS Almeda, Tex. Quadrangle (1955)
  5. ^ See Duke Road photo.
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