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
Please contact me via the email link at the bottom of any page on this
website. Meantime, please enjoy your visit to Scranton.