Orla, Texas

We passed through Orla, TX on our way from Canyon Lake to Santa Fe.  You know we had to stop.  Although we didn’t know it at the time, apparently this little crossroads town peaked with a population of 250 in the late 1960s.

Thanks to the Texas State Historical Association for caring enough to take note.


No one’s home.

Click on this to see the panoramic view.

Who’s watching who?

The view from the porch.

We were in no way comforted by the appearance of a big suspicious looking  Haliburton truck.


How cool is this?  Kitty went to Google Maps and found that she could virtually stand in the road and look around Orla, TX.  I see that there’s a marker in front of the old grocery store across the road from the buildings we explored.  Hmmm!


6 thoughts on “Orla, Texas

  1. Sherri says:

    Very interesting.I love old bldgs. Would love to know their past stories.

  2. kitty says:

    So glad to have you back to your blogging again! LOVE the old buildings…and the silent stories they tell!

  3. Ashley says:

    Well for the people who asked about these pictures that are posted. They house was my grandparents house they still own the land the cafe and gas station and liquor store was also ran by them and the building that u see from across the road use to be a supply company

    • Sundry says:

      Thanks so much for commenting, Ashley! It’s so interesting to hear about these striking buildings. I always love looking at old buildings and wondering about the people who made their lives in them. Do you know about when the businesses closed?

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