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STOCKARD, TEXAS. Stockard, on U.S. Highway 175 eight miles northwest of Athens in northwestern Henderson County, became a station and post office on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in 1900. The community, which was named after a pioneer family, had fifty residents and one store in 1914. In 1936 it consisted of a church, a school, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings, but by 1990 only the cemetery and a couple of houses remained.

Kent Willis


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Kent Willis, "STOCKARD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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