school and cemetery are located on the southeast corner of FM 717
and CR 117.
The church/school house is located on the Eastland County and Stephens
County lines. The building literally sits on the line. One half in
Eastland County, one half in Stephens.
There is only one house near the church (across the road), a couple
currently lives there. So I would call the population 2.
The Cemetery is on the Eastland County side. My family recently sold
the ranch that was just behind the old town." - Shanon Hunt,
June 06, 2008
See also Bullock, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, July 2007
When baby Georgia
A. Barnes was interred on William Nolen's land in 1878, there was
a one-room schoolhouse on this site. A three-year-old girl was buried
here in 1884, and in 1886 William Nolen donated two of his 160 acres
for the formal establishment of a school and cemetery for the area
later known as the Bullock community. In 1918 the cemetery and school
property were leased for drilling, but the resulting well did not
produce. More land was donated as needed, including the site of the
old oil well. The Bullock Cemetery Association was formed in the 1960s.
Bullock Cemetery continues to serve the area.
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