VAN SICKLE, TX
VAN SICKLE, TEXAS. Van Sickle is a small rural community located south of Farm Road 1903 about eight miles south-southwest of Greenville in south central Hunt County. Settlement began in the area as early as the 1860s, and in the 1870s a community was named after Benjamin A. Van Sickle, a lawyer and farmer and the first postmaster. The post office opened under the name of Van Sickle's in 1877. By 1884 the town had a population of thirty, steam gristmills, a church, and a district school. The town's name changed to Vansickle in 1894. In 1896 a population of fifty supported Baptist, Methodist, and Christian churches. Vansickle also had teachers, a blacksmith, a carpenter, and a physician. The post office was discontinued in 1903. During the 1930s the community still had its own county school district, and highway maps, which spelled the town's name as Van Sickle after the original family name, showed a cemetery and numerous farms in the area. After the school closed, the building became a community center sometime in the 1960s. No population figures were available through the 2000 census.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Laurie E. Jasinski, "VAN SICKLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrv36), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles