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The Slocum Independent School District serves area students who attend Slocum High School and Slocum Elementary School. It is a very small school that as of 2016-2017 has around 300 students in the grades k-12 and is registered as a 1A by UIL. Slocum ISD recently completed the new Slocum High School, which was completed and opened for the 2016-2017 school year.
Slocum, Texas has one volunteer fire department. The VFD holds an annual BBQ and school reunion to raise money to provide for the needs of the fire department.
There is no post office in Slocum. The nearest post office is in Elkhart located 7 miles from Slocum.
The Slocum Massacre of 1910
On July 29, 1910 an unknown number of African Americans were murdered. On January 16, 2016, a roadside marker commemorating the victims was unveiled by their descendants. The marker was sought by Constance Hollie-Jawaid, a Dallas school district administrator whose great-grandfather, John Holley, was among the victims. The marker is viewed harmful and unnecessary by the Slocum Community.
- Tim Madigan (January 16, 2016). "Texas marks racial slaughter more than a century later". Washington Post. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- "Cavalry to Quell Outbreak in Texas". The New York Times. 1910-08-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02.