My great-grandmother was born in a small town called Mount Airy, TX. When I found that Mount Airy really existed (after, Grandma was young when she lived there), I set out to find it. It had disappeared a number of years ago, but I found a map that still showed it.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a road trip to where the town had been located. We drove all around where the town was said to be, but the only indication that there had ever even been a town near here was this sign on a tall post, with "MOUNT AIRY" barely visible.