Baby Head, Texas

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Baby Head, Texas is located in Llano County on State Highway 16. To the west is Baby Head Mountain, with its peak 250 feet above the townsite. To the east is Baby Head Creek. A Cemetery is the most prominent remains of a ghost town with a controversial founding story that only had a post office from 1879 to 1918.

 

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Baby Head Cemetery

To the west is Baby Head Mountain, with its peak 250 feet above the townsite. To the east is Baby Head Creek. At the center is a cemetery, the most prominent remnants of a ghost town with a controversial founding story that only had a post office from 1879 to 1918.

Depending on who you talk to, you’ll hear a variation of 1 of 3 founding stories. For starters, some say that in the 1850s, a small child had been kidnapped and then killed by indigenous people. The small child’s remains then were left on the mountain as a warning.

Others claim that in the 1870s, a group of landowners kidnapped then killed a child to blame it on the indigenous people as an appeal for support from the US Calvary and a way to scare off incoming homesteaders.

The most logical founding story centers around Baby Head Creek, having been named for the smaller of 2 heads on the nearby creek, and the locals named the community for the creek.

Which founding story do you think is the real one?

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