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Hale Center in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nils Akeson

(1866 - 1944)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Nils Akeson Marker
Inscription. In the late 1880s Swedish born Nils Akeson moved from Iowa to this sparsely populated area of north Texas. As an officer of the Hale County Townsite Company Nils helped establish the town of Hale Center. He worked for the famous XIT Ranch from 1893 to 1899 and served as Hale Center's postmaster from 1900 to 1907. He helped bring the Santa Fe Railroad through Hale Center in 1909 and established the town's first mercantile business. As mayor, land developer, church administrator and school trustee Akeson played a prominent role in Hale Center's early development.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3597.)
 
Location. 34° 3.802′ N, 101° 50.832′ W. Marker is in Hale Center, Texas, in Hale County. Marker is on West 6th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 West 6th Street, Hale Center TX 79041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Hale Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Epworth (about 700 feet away); J. Frank Norfleet (about 700 feet away); Ranching and Farming in Hale County
Nils Akeson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Nils Akeson Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Snyder Community (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Slaton Well (approx. 9.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Hale County (approx. 10.4 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hale Center.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Nils Akeson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Nils Akeson Marker
 
 
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