NAME: Naaman
COUNTY: Dallas
CLIMATE: Typical Texas climate
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and fall
COMMENTS: You'll find some occupied houses. The town was at the crossroads of Naaman School Road and Brand Road, which still exist to form a T-intersection.
REMAINS: Older houses and residents

Naaman is one of several towns which once had a distinct identity and is about to be swallowed up into obscurity by the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Naaman developed in the 1900s as a small agricultural town along Spring Creek, and was situated in a convenient area between Garland and Murphy, and Plano and Sachse. The roads that served it, Brand Road and Naaman School Road, become arterial routes for the massively expanding suburbs of Garland in the 1970s. In 1984 a suburb engineered by General Homes was built right up to the southern edges of Naaman, and in 1989-93 its northern edges were skirted by the George Bush Turnpike (TX 190). Some old houses still remain, but this ghost town will probably become overrun and lost by commercial development during the next 20 years as the turnpike corridor goes through development. Submitted by: Tim Vasquez

UPDATE: I am saddened to report that the old brick wall, one of the last remnants of the old Naaman town on Naaman Rd. has finally been demolished by the expansion of the George Bush Toll way. I have been passing this old brick wall for 21 years now, on the way to school when I was a child, on the way to the grocery, or just out for a drive. The previous photo posted of the brick wall was definitely before they had expanded the toll way, as you cannot see it behind the wall. In the photo posted of the intersection of Naaman Rd. and Brand Rd. existed an older home on the right but in recent years it was torn down and a brand new home was built. There is still an old shed in the back though. There are still one or two homes that appear to be from the mid century that are sandwiched in between the newer homes. Just a block up the way on Naaman Rd. is the real gem, an old giant perfectly preserved white house from the early 1900s and surrounding the house is the same type of brick wall that was destroyed down the way. I have never met the people that live there but have always been curious about the people that live in such an out of place house in the middle of all this bustling traffic.


I live down at the intersection of Pleasant Valley and what is now known as Firewheel Pkwy in Garland, just about five or less minutes away from Naaman Rd. Oddly enough, when we first moved into the neighborhood there was a large field by us on Pleasant Valley Rd., before you cross the bridge into the neighboring town of Wylie and in that forest there was an old house, overgrown with trees and decrepit, probably from the early 1900s or possibly the late 1800s. I remember it having some sort of basement. It was abandoned and my father and I explored the home. It looked to me as if it had been abandoned for many years. There were little school readers from the late 1800s and the place was littered with old magazines from the 50s, games made out of wood, and marbles all over the floor. It’s hard to say what era the home was from and what town it really belonged to, as I was only eight years old at the time. It would be worth researching who it belonged to once and what happened to the owners.



Janiece Borens

Only visible structure, an old brick wall.
Courtesy Dave Marsh

Intersection of Naaman School and Brand Road
Courtesy Dave Marsh