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

Town of Norton

 
 
Town of Norton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
1. Town of Norton Marker
Inscription. Named for George W. Norton of Kentucky, who about 1882 bought and later developed the divide between Oak and Valley creeks. Post office, established in 1894, was at first in home (1.5 mi. NE) of postmaster Marion A. Wilkerson. This facility and a few country businesses – including stores, cotton gins, blacksmith shops – were drawn into town, which was platted by O.C. Bivins in 1903.
†††††First homes are said to have been built by Dr. W.W. Mitchell and Les Trimmier. High school was established in 1906. Early institutions included several churches and a Masonic lodge.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3613.)
 
Location. 31° 52.229′ N, 100° 7.563′ W. Marker is in Norton, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 383 and Eastland Street, on the right when traveling north on Road 383. Click for map. Marker is at southeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Norton TX 76865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Townsite of Marie (approx. 4.8 miles away); Maverick (approx. 5 miles away); W.H. Brown
Town of Norton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
2. Town of Norton Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Poe Chapel (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bronte (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norton.
 
Also see . . .  Norton, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to North on Farm to Market Road 383 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
3. View to North on Farm to Market Road 383
Marker is on right (east) side of road
View to East Across Farm to Market Road 383 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
4. View to East Across Farm to Market Road 383
View to South on Farm to Market Road 383 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
5. View to South on Farm to Market Road 383
Historic Building in Norton image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
6. Historic Building in Norton
Located at northeast corner of FM 383 and Eastland St
Abandoned Auto Service Station in Norton image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
7. Abandoned Auto Service Station in Norton
Located at northwest corner of FM 383 and Eastland St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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