NAME: Callahan City
COUNTY: Callahan
CLIMATE: Warm winter, hot summer
Winter, spring, fall
COMMENTS: Near Belle Plain.
REMAINS: Nothing.
Callahan City never had a large population despite its importance along the Western Cattle Trail. The trail led from Texas northward to Dodge City, Kansas and was used to herd cattle to market. There were a number of feeder trails that led into the main trail, one of which was the feeder trail from San Antonio. It was that trail that included a waterhole known as Deep Hole on Deep Creek. Not far from Deep Hole was the site where Callahan City was born in the mid 1870s. The town's place in history is described in its bitter battle with Belle Plain to become the county seat of Callahan County. The town was never successful in it efforts despite several attempts. Even so, Callahan City remained an active town for several years due to its nearness to the Western Trail. Then came the West Texas draught of 1886-87 that finished the town for good. Its only physical evidence left is a large oak tree near a country road that was the center of town in the years gone by. SUBMITTED BY: Henry Chenoweth