sidebar menu icon


STOCKMAN, TEXAS. Stockman, on Farm Road 415 nine miles south of Timpson in eastern Shelby County, was founded in the 1890s and named for H. J. Stockman. It received a post office in 1899 with William T. Wallace as postmaster. The post office was closed in the early 1950s. The community was on a spur of the Santa Fe Railroad and became a shipping point for local farmers and lumber-mill operators. In 1914 Stockman had two stores, a gin, a cotton buyer, a cattle breeder, and a population of 150. The community had apparently grown to an estimated population of 200 by the late 1920s but then declined in the early 1930s, when population fell to twenty. After 1933 the population of the community grew slowly, reaching a postdepression high of eighty in 1964. In 1988 Stockman had a business, a church, and a population of fifty-two. The population remained fifty-two through 2000.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "Stockman, TX," accessed November 24, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!