Blackland is on State Highway 276 four miles southeast of Rockwall in central Rockwall County. The settlement received a post office in 1876. During the 1880s it had a population of 125, three businesses, and a gristmill. Local farmers shipped cotton, wheat, and oats. The population had declined to about fifty by 1900, although the Blackland school employed two teachers and registered seventy-nine students. The post office was closed in 1903. Blackland's population was 114 in 1904, fourteen in 1940, and forty-nine in 1990.

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Place type

Blackland is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.89956770
Longitude: -96.34970450

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated