a Pecan ShellNolan,
was formed in 1928 when two previously formed communities (Old Nolan and Dora)
moved five miles (West and East, respectively) to form the new town. Dora and
Old Nolan had each had their own functioning post office. Dora closed its post
office in 1938 when its population fell to 25. The schools of the two towns were
merged. After WWII Dora
became a ghost town, while Nolan held on. The Nolan post office continues to function.
Population was estimated at 126 in 1990.
Old Nolan and Dora each have
a cemetery under their respective names. The current town of Nolan has a cemetery
shown on TxDoT maps as Slater's Chapel.
Historical information on Nolan Tx
I was looking
for historical information on Nolan Tx when I happened on one of your pictures.
Thought you might like a little history. There is a picture of an old run down
barn with a tin roof. It sits about 150 yards from my Uncle's house which had
been the house of my great grandparents. The barn was an old one room school that
was moved to Nolan from Shep. It was never a school
in Nolan, but had been in Shep. I believe there was
an extension wing placed on each side of barn that was not part of the school
building. - R. Brett Rowlett, LPC, Sweetwater,
Nolan County postal Map showing Old Nolan & Dora that formed Nolan in 1928|
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