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GOULDBUSK, TEXAS. Gouldbusk, twenty miles south of Coleman in south central Coleman County, was named for William Gould-Busk, an English rancher who bought the Starkweather ranch around 1886. The town developed after the sale of ranchland for farms in 1903. It became a small center for cotton ginning and had a post office. In 1940 Gouldbusk had a gin, a post office, six businesses, and 150 residents, but a decline during and after World War II reduced the population to seventy by 1980. In 2000 it was still seventy.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Leona Bruce, They Came in Peace to Coleman County (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1970).
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