Take A Video Tour Of The “Abandoned” Skellytown School
Skellytown isn't a place you hear brought up a lot in conversation nowadays. However, this tiny rural Texas panhandle town has an interesting history.
Recently, I stumbled across this video tour of the "abandoned" Skellytown School.
The Abandoned School Isn't That Abandoned, Neither Is Skellytown
Skellytown may be small, but I wouldn't call it abandoned. There's still people holding it down in Skellytown. The school isn't that abandoned either.
It's somewhat taken care of. You can see it in this video. The author even mentions that the city keeps it up.
So it's not completely abandoned. It just doesn't play the role of school house anymore.
Skellytown isn't a ghost town by any stretch of the imagination. The City of Skellytown has an active Facebook page that I absolutely love.
There was a rattlesnake sighted yesterday, and for the love of God stop dumping your limbs in the alley.
The School Has Been Closed For Around 20 Years
The interesting part, to me at least, is that this isn't a case of a school that has been lost to history since the mid 1900s. The school closed relatively recently, in the grand cosmic scheme of things.
You can tell when you watch the video. There's still stuff scribbled on the blackboards. If you catch it at the right time, it looks like some of the basketballs still have air in them.
That doesn't mean that there aren't areas that have seen some damage. Mother Nature has done a number on some areas of the school.
The video is a great watch, and the comments are even better. There are several alumni of that school who commented with stories of what life was like going to the "abandoned" Skellytown School.