John T C Patrick Home

From Henderson, follow FM 840 to Brachfield. Turn left (north) and go about 2 miles.

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In 1854 John Campbell Patrick (1814-68), his wife, Eleanor Stephenson (Currence), and their five children came from South Carolina with Patrick's brothers and other families. Patrick bought 335 acres here on Shreveport Road in 1855 and built a log house that became the center of the Patrick Community. The settlement grew to include a gin, grist mill, schoolhouse, and church building. Mary Bolding, Patrick's widowed daughter, operated a store, post office, and telephone switchboard in the Patrick home until her death just prior to World War I.