Thursday, April 2, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas : B 

Eye on Texas brings you the letter B for Best, Texas - a very, very small unincorporated community in western Texas. In 2000 it had a population of two people. However, oil was discovered in the area in 1923, there was a railroad switching yard established in 1924, and over 3500 people by 1925.

 A common slogan was " the town with the Best name in the world and worst reputation."  Guess things got a bit wild.

Sadly, by 1945 the town was in a huge decline, and is now a bump in the road.

Bonus Aspect - a quip from our Downton Abbey Dowager -
"Why does everyday involve a fight with an American?"


  1. Two people - now that's a small town!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  2. Were the two people a boy and a girl?
    That my mind would generate a question like that indicates I may have a problem.

    1. If Al really had a problem, his next question would've been,
      "And were the brother and sister married to each other?"

      Keep those Downton Abbey quotes coming, Joanne!


  3. Awww… I feel bad for Best. Too bad it didn't survive the times.

    LOL over Al and Julie's comments… they are too funny.

    Sent with smiles, Jenny, Pearson Report
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador

  4. Two of Bests best doubt about it. Never heard of this little two person Ghost Town, but I will one up ya with Very Best, Texas...about 15 miles from San Angelo.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  5. I suppose folks don't really want the Best.