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BLOOMBURG, TEXAS

Cass County, East Texas
6 miles East of Atlanta
.5 miles from the Arkansas Line

Population: 392 (2000) 376 (1990)

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Downtown Bloomburg, Texas
Downtown Bloomburg
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

The community was settled before the Civil War, but it didnít take off until the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway arrived in 1895. When the post office was granted (1896) the town was named for a railroad official.

Being the last rail stop before the railroad left the state, it became an important shipping point.

From 1898 until 1920, the Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana Railway connected Bloomburg residents to the Texas and Pacific Railway.

By 1900 the town had 198 people, by 1911 it was incorporated and by 1914 there were about 600 residents. Between 1914 and the 1960s the population fluctuated between a high of 600 and a low of 433. In the 1960s it fell from 500 to 231.
Texaco  gas Station Bloomburg Texas
Bloomburg Texaco Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
Bloomburg City Hall, Texas
Bloomburg City Hall
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2006
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