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Near Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Poe Chapel

 
 
Poe Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
1. Poe Chapel Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of William Wyatt Poe, who came to Texas from his native Alabama in late 1870. Married Jerusha Evaline Cline in 1885; had ten children.
     Moved family to Runnels County, 1904. Gave land for school and church buildings. Was school trustee. Three sons were later on school board.
     Family active in farming, civic and church affairs. Son, Howard, introduced 4-row tractor farming to area in 1930. Upon W.W. Poe’s death, 1945, each child inherited a farm. Land is still farmed mainly by his grandsons.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4061.)
 
Location. 31° 57.593′ N, 100° 3.659′ W. Marker is near Winters, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 153 and Farm to Market Road 384, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 153. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 5 miles away); Rock Hotel (approx. 5.6 miles away);
Poe Chapel Marker on State Highway 153 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
2. Poe Chapel Marker on State Highway 153
Marker is located in island created by intersection of SH 153, FM 384, and FM 2111
Community of Pumphrey (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Cotton Oil Mill (approx. 5.7 miles away); Robert Cooke, M.D. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Winters State Bank (approx. 5.8 miles away); Winters Lodge No. 743, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winters.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to East Along State Highway 153 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
3. View to East Along State Highway 153
View to West Along State Highway 153 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
4. View to West Along State Highway 153
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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