Creepy & Abandoned Photography

Abandoned in Sanderson, TX



Sanderson, Texas sits on the Eastern edge of Big Bend in West Texas. A once a bustling cattle town in the heart of Terrell County, Sanderson is now a small, quiet town of approximately 500 people. Sanderson was founded in 1882 by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a refueling and crew changing station. Sanderson is notable for having one of the last full-scale train robberies in the US. In March of 1912 Ben Kilpatrick and his partner Ole Hobek attempted to rob a Southern Pacific express car but were both killed in the process. They are both buried in Sanderson's cemetery. Sanderson was also devastated by a flood in June of 1965 which killed nearly 30 people. After the flood a dozen dams were built to control water flows down Sanderson canyon. The town has slowly declined since the railroad ceased operations in the town in 1995.

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Abandoned Firehouse and Chair

Abandoned Firehouse and Chair

Abandoned firehouse with red doors and lonely folding chair.
Abandoned Gas Station

Abandoned Gas Station

Abandoned gas station with old gas pumps and retro self-serv discount gas sign.
Abandoned Gas Station Front View

Abandoned Gas Station Front View

Abandoned gas station with a closer look of the gas pumps
Abandoned Gas Station Sign Close-Up

Abandoned Gas Station Sign Close-Up

Abandoned gas station discount & self-serv sign
Abandoned Gas Station Sign

Abandoned Gas Station Sign

Abandoned gas station sign with the sky in the background
Abandoned Green House Entrance

Abandoned Green House Entrance

Abandoned green house entrance with a plant growing from the cement
Abandoned Green House Entrance And Interior

Abandoned Green House Entrance And Interior

Close-Up of abandoned green house entrance with a better view of the interior
Interior Of Abandoned Green House

Interior Of Abandoned Green House

Desolate interior with wooden beams supporting the first floor
Abandoned Green House First Floor

Abandoned Green House First Floor

First floor of abandoned greenhouse and a broken window
Abandoned Green House Broken Floorboards

Abandoned Green House Broken Floorboards

Abandoned green house broken floorboards revealing the ground level
Abandoned Green House Decaying First Floor

Abandoned Green House Decaying First Floor

Abandoned green house first floor with missing floorboards, rotting wooden beams and broken windows
Abandoned Green House Exterior Front View

Abandoned Green House Exterior Front View

Abandoned green house exterior and an empty dumpster
Abandoned Movie Theater

Abandoned Movie Theater

Deteriorating movie theater with sunlight shining through the decomposing roof
Abandoned Train Depot Close-Up

Abandoned Train Depot Close-Up

Abandoned train depot, with the white paint slowly fading from the vertical beams
Abandoned Train Depot Roof

Abandoned Train Depot Roof

Abandoned train depot with visible signs of deterioration and electricity cables and a clear sky in the background
Butterfly And Caterpillar Resting On A Plant

Butterfly And Caterpillar Resting On A Plant

An orange-colored butterfly resting on a flower, while a caterpillar is seen on one of its leaves
Black Eagle Statue

Black Eagle Statue

A black eagle statue with its wings spread open, "1906" written on the base
Old General Store Attic

Old General Store Attic

Near-empty old general store attic
Old General Store Attic Light Bulb

Old General Store Attic Light Bulb

Old general store attic light bulb with copper wires hanging from the ceiling in the background
Old General Store Basement

Old General Store Basement

Old general store basement dimly lit by a single light bulb
Old General Store Stairwell

Old General Store Stairwell

Old general store stairwell with paint chipping away off the bricks

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