Buncombe

Buncombe (Bumcomb, Bunkom, Bunkum), off Farm Road 1970 nine miles southwest of Carthage in southwestern Panola County, was probably established after the Civil War. A school known as Alpine opened there around 1884, and a post office operated at the community from 1891 until 1893. In the mid-1930s the small settlement had the school, a church, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II the school was consolidated with that of Clayton, and by the mid-1960s only a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses remained in the area. In 1990 Buncombe was a dispersed rural community with an estimated population of eighty-seven. The population remained the same in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Buncombe is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Bumcomb]
  • [Buncome]
  • [Bunkom]
  • [Bunkum]

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.04905400
    Longitude
    -94.42381250

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Buncombe by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
95 2009 Local Officials