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

Old Townsite of Content

 
 
Old Townsite of Content Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
1. Old Townsite of Content Marker
Inscription. Named because of contentment of this valley. Founded 1881 by Dan W. Hale. Michael C. Bright, 1882 settler, early county commissioner, had a general store at this site. Family worked for progress of the area. Renamed “Tokeen”, town bypassed by railroad in 1909. Post office was discontinued in 1916.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1042.)
 
Location. 32° 2.061′ N, 99° 44.13′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 189 and County Road 194, on the left when traveling east on County Road 189. 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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ranger Campsite (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ranger Peak (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cotton Production in Runnels County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Counts Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alec Simmons (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Atoka Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Crews (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jim Ned Creek (approx. 12.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Novice.
 
Also see . . .
Old Townsite of Content Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
2. Old Townsite of Content Marker
 Content, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on November 28, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to North from County Road 194 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
3. View to North from County Road 194
The townsite of Content is located at the end of the road
Intersection of CR 189 and CR 194 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
4. Intersection of CR 189 and CR 194
Marker is at northern point of the intersection
View to West from CR 189 near Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
5. View to West from CR 189 near Marker Location
Old Townsite of Content image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
6. Old Townsite of Content
At intersection of CR 189 and CR 194
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on .   6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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