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Welcome to Scranton, Texas A small community in North Central Texas Texas Scranton Scranton Scranton is located south of IH-20 between Cisco and Putnam
Welcome! This is Scranton, Texas, my home town. ScrantonTexas.org is my small attempt to preserve some of the memories and and history of this Eastland County/Callahan County community, which was among the leaders of preparatory education in Texas at the beginning of the 20th Century. I am a member of the fifth generation of a family that helped settle this community, contribute to its growth, and then observe its decline. This website is for former Scrantonites, school alumni, family, friends, genealogy researchers or anyone else interested in what is now a virtual ghost town. I hope you’ll take a little time to look around, click on some of the pictures and links for more information, and enjoy the site. Although this site contains many images, there are occasional links to documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you don’t have a reader installed, you can get the free Acrobat Reader here. The presentation is only a sketch of the community and area based on
available information about local institutions and families -- many long gone with no ties to the region now. There are numerous gaps, particularly from the earliest years of the community. This is due to the decision of many of the pioneer families to move to other locations, through time those temporary ties to Scranton were broken, and more research is needed. Thanks to the many people who have provided assistance in the reconstruction of the history of Scranton. I am especially grateful to the descendents of Scranton pioneers who have discovered this site and shared stories and pictures, but we need more. If you have a family connection to early Scranton and have a story or picture to share -- or a correction, I’d like to hear from you. Early family photos or pictures of life in Scranton would be most helpful. Please contact me via the email link at the bottom of any page on this website. Meantime, please enjoy your visit to Scranton.
Morgan's Store, the only remaining structure from the days of retail activity in Scranton. This highway sign marks the location of "downtown" Scranton. The last remaining structure from the classroom building, now used as a community center. Site in downtown Scranton where Gattis Brothers store was once located Ruins of the old Scranton High School Gymnasium Home History Families Cemeteries Schools Gallery About Home