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RUSTLER, TEXAS. Rustler was on a mail route from Desdemona in southeastern Eastland County. The community sprang up in the late 1890s as a supply point for ranchers in the Leon River area. A post office operated there between 1905 and 1908; Edward B. Williams was postmaster. By 1945 the community had been abandoned.


Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"RUSTLER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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