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BLACKLAND, TEXAS

Rockwall County, North Central Texas

State Highway 276
About 4 Miles SE of Rockwall
Population: 00049 (1990)

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Blackland, TX grist mill

Grist mill on Blackland Road
Photo courtesy Dylan Gielow, November 2014

History in a Pecan Shell

Most of Blackland's history revolves around its population and post office. The Post Office opened in the Centennial year of 1876 and remained open until 1903. The population hit its peak in the 1880s with 125 residents but declined to a mere 50 at the cusp of the 20th Century. It rebounded to 114 in 1904 but its proximity to the county seat curbed growth. The 1990 census reported 49 people still living in Blackland.


Photographer's Note:
"There is very, very little left out there. The community had a grist mill that was what kept the town active and that mill still stands today on Blackland Rd. Also located in Blackland was Zollner Ranch which was a labor farm for migrant workers, the property is still owned and worked by the Zollner family and the old wooden chapel for the workers still stands.

As for population, no signs are posted with a current one so the 1990 census stands I assume." - Dylan Gielow, July 26, 2016
Blackland TX - Rockwall Co 1889 Postmark
Blackland TX - Rockwall Co, 1889 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Blackland TX 1889 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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