History

3 Texas Towns Whose Unique Names Have Biblical Roots

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Located slightly less than 60 miles south of Amarillo, the small town of Nazareth has a rich religious history.  The TSHA notes the original founder of the townsite was a Catholic priest named Joseph Reisdorff, who named his fledgling community after the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. The town, like many other agriculturally dependent communities, almost disappeared during the Dust Bowl. However, by the 1940s the population managed to bounce back.

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