in a Pecan Shell
Originally named Big Valley, Texas, the name was changed to
remember settler J.M. Buckner and son who drowned in the Brazos River.
A combination cotton gin / gristmill opened in 1881 and Buckner developed
as retail center for farmers.
The community was granted a post office in 1884 but was closed just
The only population figure available is from the mid 1890s when there
were seventy five citizens.
The community still appears on maps.
"I'm not sure Buckner was really a town, but it is on my map
as one. It would have been located about 13 miles southwest of Weatherford
about a mile east of FM 1189 on Buckner Road. The street sign and
Holder Cemetery were the only things I could find of it. The Buckner
Cemetery is on private property and inaccessible to me." - Barclay
County 1907 postal map showing Buckner
(Below "AR" in "PARKER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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