Morales (pronounced More-Rails) was originally called Morales de Lavaca.
Old Morales Store. Originally built in early 1860s of rough pine. Local gathering place then– as now. Exterior appearance is same. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967. Marker located Hwy. 111, 1 mile S of Morales.
Morales History from Ghost Towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker, at Google Books.
Morales History from the Handbook of Texas Online.