Thurber, Texas is a ghost town in Texas. Thurber once had a population of more than 8,000 to 10,000 people. During 1918-1920, Thurber was one of the highest bituminous coal mining towns in Texas. It is 75 miles west of Fort Worth. It is in the northwest of Erath County. Nationwide, there are several thousands of people whose roots go back to Thurber. Today, you can visit historical landmarks in Thurber such as The Thurber Cemetery with over 1000 graves of the citizens, the restored St. Barbara's church, a restored and furnished typical coal miner's house, New York Hill, and much more. A historic Thurber smokestack can clearly be seen from a highway near Thurber. You can also visit The W.K Gordon Center, which is a museum containing many historical Thurber information. You can also visit a historical Thurber place which is now a public restaurant called Smokestack Restaurant.
Web Sites and Links
ChefMoz Dining Guide: ThurberRestaurant directory for the community.
Handbook of Texas Online: Thurber, TexasCommunity history and information about this famous ghost town.
SmokeStack RestaurantComfort food. Menu, job openings, and town history with photographs.
Thurber Historical AssociationIncludes community history, map, events, and photographs.
Thurber, a Texas ghost townIncludes history and photographs.