Slocum, Texas

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Slocum
Unincorporated community
Slocum is located in Texas
Slocum
Slocum
Slocum is located in the US
Slocum
Slocum
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°37′53″N 95°27′44″W / 31.63139°N 95.46222°W / 31.63139; -95.46222Coordinates: 31°37′53″N 95°27′44″W / 31.63139°N 95.46222°W / 31.63139; -95.46222
Country United States
State Texas
County Anderson
Government
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Slocum is an unincorporated community in southeast Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. It has a population of approximately 250.

Schools[edit]

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.

Fire department[edit]

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.

Post offices[edit]

There is no post office in Slocum. The nearest post office is in Elkhart located 7 miles from Slocum.

The Slocum Massacre of 1910[edit]

On July 29, 1910 an unknown number of African Americans[1][2] 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.[1] The marker is viewed harmful and unnecessary by the Slocum Community.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tim Madigan (January 16, 2016). "Texas marks racial slaughter more than a century later". Washington Post. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cavalry to Quell Outbreak in Texas". The New York Times. 1910-08-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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