Vista K. McCroskey

WALNUT GROVE, TEXAS (Smith County). Walnut Grove is at the intersection of Farm roads 756 and 344, three miles south of Whitehouse and two miles east of Bullard in southern Smith County. Originally part of the William Luce Survey, it is bordered on the west by West Mud Creek and on the east by Brier Branch. Although the community is not identified on early maps, in 1936 it had a sawmill, a cemetery, a church, and a scattered assortment of dwellings. Children probably attended the nearby Bullard schools. Maps for 1973 show scattered dwellings, Walnut Grove Church, Walnut Grove Cemetery, and Mount Carmel Church located just to the east of the community center. The community was still identified on maps in 1981.

Edward Clayton Curry, An Administrative Survey of the Schools of Smith County, Texas (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1938).

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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

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, Vista K. McCroskey, "WALNUT GROVE, TX (SMITH COUNTY)," accessed July 21, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrw70.

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 TexasAlmanac.com!

Get this week's most popular Handbook of Texas articles delivered straight to your inbox