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Celeste Was Created As A Railroad Town

Texas General Land Office

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says Celeste was created by the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1880s when the nearby town of Kingston refused to help pay for the consruction of the rail line.  Santa Fe then purchased nearby property and established a depot there.  The town that grew up there was named "Celeste" for the wife of a railroad official.  Many of the people and businesses moved to Celeste.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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