Wilcox

Wilcox is a farming community five miles southeast of Snook at the junction of State Highway 50 and Farm Road 1361 in southeastern Burleson County. Anglo-American settlement near the site began in the mid-1820s, but it was not until the early 1880s that a community formed in the vicinity of Henry W. Wilcox's residence on the banks of Cottonwood Bayou. A post office operated from 1900 until 1924. The community was one of the first in Burleson County to receive telephone service when a line was extended to Snook about 1940. Money Chapel is situated on the western edge of the township. The population in 1936 was an estimated fifty, and there was one business in the town. By 1952 Wilcox had two businesses, but the population had declined to an estimated forty, where it remained through 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

Wilcox is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Brooks)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.44603930
    Longitude
    -96.37940840

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
39 2009 Local Officials