They say everything is bigger in Texas, but some of our towns are definitely an exception to that rule. These 11 tiny towns in our state are so small, you just might miss them if you blink for too long!
Located in the Panhandle, this little town had a whopping population of 73 per the 2010 census. The land was formerly known as Spade Ranch, and the town became incorporated in 1924 when farmers started settling here. Just north of Spade is the 1,000 acre Triple Arrow Ranch that's riddled with historic artifacts.
Sundown, another North Texas town, is home to a mere 1,400 residents. The city itself is only 1.5 miles across, but still manages to have schools and recreational activities. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled - you truly might pass this one up if you blink for too long!
Mineola is a town east of Dallas with 4,500 people living there. It was a railroad town back in the late 19th century, named after the railroad official's hometown in New York. It remains a shipping center and has taken off in other ways including its beautiful nature preserve, thriving restaurants, and bustling town square.
Palestine is a tiny town deep in the Piney Woods known for its incredible natural beauty in the enormous dogwood trees and the 23 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Texas State Railroad, that holds many themed train rides throughout the year, has a depot here.
This hill country town might be tiny, but its history sure is noteworthy. The Battle of the Nueces took place here during the Civil War, and the town square is full of impeccably preserved business buildings from the 19th century.
Legend has it that this town got its name after countless cowboys claimed it to be a "paradise." In a sense, they're right - the greenery is lush, land wide and open, and locals friendly as can be. Blue Bell even filmed a commercial here in 1985 that starred some of the residents!
7. Corral City
About 11 miles southwest of Denton, Corral City was first a mobile home park before becoming an official city in 1973. It has a population of 27 and essentially consists of a convenience store and liquor store. You won't even know you're in a town if you miss the sign!
Seymour is just south of the Texas/Oklahoma border and is arguably one of the most historically significant places in the state. There are an incredible amount of reptile and amphibian fossils - so many that the Whiteside Museum of Natural History was opened to showcase them.
If you like good country music, the Liberty Opry claims to put on the best live show in Texas. The town is also home to the historic Ott Hotel, a replica of the Governor's Mansion, and more grandiose homes with historical significance.
10. Archer City
Calling all bookworms! Archer City boasts two enormous libraries that are sure to have any book you could possibly want. It was the inspiration behind the book, "The Last Picture Show," and the hometown of author Larry McMurtry. It's definitely a unique place and one that everybody should visit.
I don't think this one even needs much of an explanation. If you're a Texan who likes beer (in other words, if you're a Texan), Shiner is the town for you.