The burned mansion is the centerpiece of a local legend. Many different stories circulate here. Some say the wealthy family who lived here was met with tragedy when the father passed away. The mother went crazy and burned the house. Another tale says robbers broke into the house, and one of the small boys in the family managed to trap the robbers and set the house afire, killing everyone inside, including himself. Other stories say the family was involved in witchcraft, which spawned the name Witches Gate. Folks say the ghost of the two brothers who lived in the family can be seen among the ruins.
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- Off 287
East of Wichita Falls
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- 33.873685523248845, -98.39001899970754
- Clay County, Texas
- Nearest Towns:
- Jolly, TX (2.4 mi.)
Dean, TX (5.9 mi.)
Wichita Falls, TX (6.5 mi.)
Lakeside City, TX (9.4 mi.)
Henrietta, TX (11.8 mi.)
Pleasant Valley, TX (12.3 mi.)
Cashion Community, TX (12.8 mi.)
Petrolia, TX (13.2 mi.)
Scotland, TX (15.5 mi.)
Iowa Park, TX (16.9 mi.)
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