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    NOLAN, TEXAS

    Nolan County, Panhandle / Central Texas N
    FM 126
    20 Miles SE of Sweetwater

    Population Est. 33 (2000)

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    Nolan Baptist Church, Texas
    Nolan Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Nolan, 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.
    Nolan Methodist Church, Texas
    Nolan Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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    Nolan Texas cotton gin, closed
    A closed old gin in Nolan
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    Old barn in Nolan, former schoolhouse in Shep. See Forum
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    Subject: 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, TX

    TX - Nolan County 1907 postal Map
    1907 Nolan County postal Map showing Old Nolan & Dora that formed Nolan in 1928
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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