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.