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BULA, TEXAS

Bailey County, Texas Panhandle

33 54' 41" N, 102 38' 17" W (33.911389, -102.638056)

FM 37 Near FM 54
22 miles SE of Muleshoe the county seat
17 miles W of Littlefield
55 miles NW of Lubbock
8 miles S of Circle Back
13 miles SE of Needmore
Population: 35 Est. (2000) 105 Est. (1980, 1990)

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Bula, Texas Gin Company
Bula Gin Co.
2011 photo courtesy Leaflet, Wikimedia Commons

History in a Pecan Shell

W. B. and Tom Newsome were ranch owners who subdivided their property into farmsteads in 1924 and founded the town. The community applied for a post office under the name Newsome, but it had already been taken. The town had two Bulas living there at the time - and it's unclear which became the town's namesake. One was Bula Maude Oakes, a preacher's daughter and the other was Bula Thorn, wife of the first postmaster. In all probability it was the postmaster's wife.

Bula opened the school (pictured here) in 1925. It closed in 1975 and burned only recently.

Bula, Texas Gin Company
Bula Gin Co.
2011 photo courtesy Leaflet, Wikimedia Commons
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Bula, Texas schoolhouse
"The shell of the schoolhouse located near Bula, TX"
- Stephen Taylor, Dec. 2005

Bula, Texas school entrance
Close up view of the Bula School entrance
Photo courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor, Dec. 2005

Bula, Texas schoolhouse

Photo courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor, Dec. 2005
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TX Bailey County 1940s Map
Bailey County 1940s map showing Bula near Lamb County line, W of Littlefield
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Texas Panhandle

Bula, Texas Nearby Towns:
Muleshoe the county seat
Littlefield
Lubbock
Circle Back
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