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NOLANVILLE, TEXAS

Bell County, North Central Texas

State Highway 190 at South Nolan Creek
Just E of Killeen
W of Belton
Population: 4,440 (2010)


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Named for Philip Nolan, (who died in 1801), the community dates from the 1850s. The 1850 census counted 46 residents.

The town had once been known as Nolan Valley. Nolanville had once been the name for present-day Belton but when the county seat was established there in 1852, the name was changed from Nolanville to Belton.

The community (one of the first in Bell County) received a post office under the name Nolan Valley in 1878. Around the time the railroad arrived, (early 1880s) the community used the name Nolanville.

In the mid 1880s the population reached 100. The community maintained a population estimated from 150 to 200 through the end of WWII. Postwar prosperity lured residents away in search of higher paying jobs (and perhaps adventure) and in the 1950s, the population fell to a mere 50 residents.

A slow increase came about in the early 1960s and Nolanville went back to a solid population of 200. It incorporated in 1966 just before it became part of a Ft. Hood / Killeen growth spurt. From a 1968 population of just 750, it grew to 1,726 by 1988. The 2000 census counted 2,150 people while the 2010 population was listed as 4,440.

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