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BROCK, TEXAS

Parker County, North Central Texas
FM 1543
11 Miles SW of Weatherford

Population: 00080 (2000)

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Entering Brock, Texas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2009

A Visit to Brock, Texas

History in a Pecan Shell

John Henry Brock purchased a tract of land here in the early 1870s. A gin and mill were constructed near Grissom Springs in 1880 by Brock and partner Willie Brannon. Brock’s skills at carpentry were exercised by constructing many of the town’s first buildings.

A post office was granted in 1888 and by the early 1890s the community had several essential businesses, including store, gin and blacksmith.

Brock’s population was estimated to be around 100 in 1900. The post office closed its doors in 1919 and the population more or less stood around 100 through the 1940s. It dropped to a low of just 25 but doubled to around 50 for the 1980 and 1990 census. It has since increased to an estimate of 80.


Photographer's Note:

Brown stone church is Brock Baptist. White church is Brock United Methodist. There was a historical marker, but I didn't see it until reviewing photos. Town centers on a large school complex. Was a hot day. - Mike Price, July 2009

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Brock, TX - Brock United Methodist Church
Brock United Methodist Church
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Brock, TX - Brock Baptist Church
Brock Baptist Church
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Brock, TX - Brock Church Of Christ
Brock Church Of Christ
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Brock Middle School
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A hot day in Brock, Home of the Eagles
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Brock Cemetery
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