It turns out there are 7 cities in the United States with the name of Temple. Temple, Texas is the biggest and most successful. And one is an official Ghost Town.
The Best in America
As of 2016 Temple had a population of 72,277, according to a US census estimate. It's 65 miles North of Austin on Interstate 35.
- Temple is home to two Hall of Fame football players, including Sammy Baugh and Mean Joe Green.
- Two Astronauts, Bernard A. Harris Jr. and Parker Clary.
- Singer/Songewriter Eric Paisley. Also, Blind Willie Johnson.
- Plus business mogul Drayton McLane Jr and actor Rip Torn.
A Distant 2nd
Temple, GA has a population of 4,228 as of the 2010 census.
The median income was $36,063. The most notable fact about the town...It's located in two counties, Carroll and Haralson.
Suburb of Reading
Temple, Pa, from Google Maps, looks huge, but it turns out it's a suburb of Reading, Pa. It's a nice small town in the middle of a bigger town. Yankees... Don't even try to figure them out.
Temple New Hampshire
Quaint, yet no Vampires
As of 2010, Temple had a population of 1,366. It was the home of Temple Glassworks in 1780. If you find any example of Temple Glass, make a phone call because they are a rare collectible.
Tornado Landing Strip
This is my kind of town. Small yet adorable. This could easily be the entry for "Small Town" in the dictionary. If I could make a living working and living in a town like this, I'd be there tomorrow. By the time this town got "too big" I'd be dead.
Named after Temple N.H.
Yes, it was named after Temple, New Hampshire. I'm shocked that this town hasn't shown up in a Stephen King novel.
Population 528. Couldn't say how many are Vampires.
Temple North Dakota
Yep, officially a ghost town. The only remaining structures are a public school, Lutheran church, a garage, and several houses, which no one is living in. The post office closed in 1965.