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WHITE ROCK, TEXAS

Red River County, East Texas
Junction of FM 1700 with FM 1155, and FM 1699
About: 8 Miles NE of Clarksville
20 Miles NW of De Kalb
5 Miles N of Annona
E of Paris
Population: 00085 (2000)

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Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Settler John Stiles arrived in the early 1820s and named the place after a noticeably white rock on the Red River where he entered Texas.

Information on the settlement is scarce for the first 80 or 90 years. The first population figure wasn’t available until 1910 when it was reported as 25 residents.

Once again, the community sailed through The Great Depression and WWII with little or nothing to report. The 1940 Census count was 40 White Rockers counted – remaining there until 1986. Both the 1990 and 2000 census reported 85 residents.

Photographer’s Note:
“White Rock is a pleasant, quaint and scenic community located in rolling East Texas countryside. It is open agricultural cattle country with only a scattering of residences and farm buildings. It does have a cemetery that might indicate that at some time in the past there might have been a church here.” - Gerald Massey, August 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, August 2010
Red River County Texas 1940s
1940s Red River County map
White Rock, 5 miles N of Annona, is not shown.
(Annona between "V-E" in "R-E-D R-I-V-E-R")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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Annona
De Kalb
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