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HOLCOMB STORE, TEXAS
AKA Holcomb's Mill and Holcomb's

Texas Ghost Town
Cherokee County, East Texas
FM 23 and FM 1857
9 miles SW of Rusk
West of Alto
East of Palestine
South of Jacksonville
Population: Unkown

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named to honor early settler Joe Holcomb, who had arrived in the mid 1840s. It is assumed that Holcomb operated a mill, for it was once known as Holcomb's Mill. A school was built sometime before 1900. During the Great Depression Holcomb's Store had a church, school, store and several residences.

Today Holcomb Store is remembered on county maps, although only a church and widely-scattered houses remain.

Holcomb Store, Texas Forum:

Subject: Holcomb Store, Cherokee County, Texas
The mill was located in what is now referred to as Bulah or Adam's Chapel. Joseph is buried at the Holcomb Cemetery just the other side of Boxes Creek, going west out of Rusk. - Wm Marks, January 27, 2015


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