Gouldbusk

Gouldbusk, twenty miles south of Coleman in south central Coleman County, was named for William Gould-Busk, an English rancher who bought the Starkweather ranch around 1886. The town developed after the sale of ranchland for farms in 1903. It became a small center for cotton ginning and had a post office. In 1940 Gouldbusk had a gin, a post office, six businesses, and 150 residents, but a decline during and after World War II reduced the population to seventy by 1980. In 2000 it was still seventy.

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

Gouldbusk is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Busk]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.55487780
    Longitude
    -99.47672780

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Gouldbusk by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
70 2009 Local Officials