Wastella

Name:

Wastella

County:

Nolan

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

32°30’37″N 100°38’58″W

Elevation:

2,392 ft (729 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Wastella is a ghost town in northwest Nolan County, Texas, United States. Wastella is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Farm to Market Road 1982 approximately 8 mi (13 km) northwest of Roscoe. It lies within the physiographic region known as the Rolling Plains to the southeast of the high plains of the Llano Estacado.

Remains:

Wastella is a ghost town in northwest Nolan County, Texas, United States. Wastella is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Farm to Market Road 1982 approximately 8 mi (13 km) northwest of Roscoe. It lies within the physiographic region known as the Rolling Plains to the southeast of the high plains of the Llano Estacado.

Established:

1908

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Wastella grew slowly and was never very large but at one time it had a couple of stores, a hotel, a school, and a post office that opened in 1907. Despite its key location along the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway, Wastella suffered from its close proximity to more significant towns such as Snyder, Roscoe, and Hermleigh. The post office closed in the early 1930s. In 1980 and 1990 the population was thirteen, and the population dropped to only four in 2000.

Remarks:

Wastella was platted eight miles northwest of Roscoe on land provided by Will Neeley when the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway was constructed in 1908. Neely named the town site for his eldest daughter, Wastella.