Talco is a city in Titus County, Texas, United States. The population was 516 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a local candy bar (It was either a shelf carton or because the local people said it was "Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana Country hence Talco. Also reports said it may have been a local company name Texas-Arkansas-Louisian Company. There are varying reports to what it was actually.
Location of Talco, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°21′44″N 95°6′15″W|
Two post offices were established near the current site of Talco: Gouldsboro in 1856 and Goolesboro in 1878. Due to name conflict the community changed its name to "Talco" based on the Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana Candy Company initials on a candy wrapper. In 1912, Talco relocated to be closer to a railroad line.
Oil was discovered in 1936, leading to a big boom in the economy. Talco called itself the "Asphalt capital of the world."
Talco is located at (33.362131, -95.104090).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.
US Route 271 is a major north-south highway through Talco. The community is a mile east of the Franklin County line.
The City of Talco is served by the Rivercrest Independent School District.