Acala

Name:

Acala

County:

Hudspeth

Zip Code:

79839

Latitude / Longitude:

31°20’02″N 105°54’52″W

Elevation:

3,553 ft (1,083 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Texas is a ghost town in Hudspeth County, Texas, thirty-four miles northwest of Sierra Blanca and fifty-four miles southeast of El Paso, with a current population of about 25. Acala is located on Highway 20. Acala was named for Acala cotton. a type of cotton produced in Mexico.

Remains:

The area was settled in the early 20th century, when a post office was established before 1925. In 1929, the population had doubled to a hundred from its fifty residents just a couple of years before. It peaked again in the late ’50s, at one hundred people, but began to fall, once again.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Only twenty-five people called Acala home by the 1970s. Since then it has remained at that size.

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