Bellvue, Texas

Bellevue, Clay County, Texas

Bellevue is located on US Route 287 northwest of Fort Worth. As of 2000 there were less than 400 people living within its borders. The city was incorporated 1902. Growth was halted in 1906 when a tornado hit town and left little standing. Like many Texas ghost towns much of the population left during the Great Depression as people searched for work.

The few residents of Bellvue said most of the older buildings have been sold off for the materials, like fossils and old rock. 

-Patti Bandy (Photographer)

Bibliography - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlb19

Ringgold

Ringgold, Montague County, Texas
Ringgold, Texas is a community in Northwestern Montague County. Settled in the 1870's, the post
office wasn't established until 1892. By the 1970's the population was estimated to be about 100
people. Ringgold is on U.S. Highways 81 & 82, seventy-nine miles North of Fort Worth.

Photos by Patti Nelson Bandy

House, Ringgold

Ringgold Christian Church, 6th Street

Ringgold Christian Church, 6th Street

Ringgold Church, Orange Street

Ringgold Church, Orange Street

Ringgold School, Ballpark

Ringgold School, Ballpark

Shop, Ringgold

Shop, Ringgold