Details for Boling (Atlas Number 5481000448)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481000448

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Marker Number 448
Atlas Number 5481000448
Marker Title Boling
Index Entry Boling
Address 100 Texas Ave.
City Boling
County Wharton
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 213712
UTM Northing 3240794
Subject Codes cities and towns; railroads; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1996
Designations
Marker Location 100 Texas Ave. at FM 442, Boling
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This area was called Floyd's Lane prior to the advent of the New York, Texas & Mexican Railway in 1900. Named for the Bolling family of Virginia, the town name was misspelled when citizens applied for a U. S. Post Office. The economy was based on farming and the railroad until sulphur, oil, and gas were discovered on the Boling dome in 1925. Boling became a boom town; the population grew from 20 in 1920 to 450 in 1930. Many streets and subdivisions were named for the companies that flocked here. Mineral production was the dominant industry in the area for 70 years.