Shafter Lake

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Shafter Lake was named for Major General William Rufus Shafter, who discovered it in 1875. When the town lost a county-seat war with nearby Andrews, it became little more than a ghost town. Folks say a ghostly Lady in White roams the graveyard since that time, and a phantom Confederate troop, complete with horses, may come galloping by during the full moon. It’s believed to be Shafter himself and his men.

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Geographic Information

2993 Frankel City Hwy
Shafter Lake, TX
United States

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32.402846562155304, -102.68793672345055
Andrews County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Andrews, TX (10.1 mi.)
McKinney Acres, TX (11.6 mi.)
Seminole, TX (22.0 mi.)
Eunice, NM (27.6 mi.)
Goldsmith, TX (29.5 mi.)
Nadine, NM (29.8 mi.)
Gardendale, TX (32.0 mi.)
Hobbs, NM (33.3 mi.)
Jal, NM (35.7 mi.)
Monument, NM (36.9 mi.)


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