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Normanna in Bee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Normanna

 
 
Normanna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 11, 2018
1. Normanna Marker
Inscription.  Settlement dates from about 1850. First town, 2 miles west, was called San Domingo for its location near junction of San Domingo and dry Medio Creeks. After railroad was built, 1886, citizens moved to Walton (new flag station) to be on line. Name honored sheriff D. A. T. Walton.

When Norwegians settled area, 1890's, Walton became Normanna. Word originally suggested the qualities of old Norse heroes, but through local usage came to mean "Home of the Norseman".

Town thrived for years; then declined after series of fires and advent of the automobile.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7127.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 28° 31.018′ N, 97° 46.891′ W. Marker is in Normanna, Texas, in Bee County. Marker is on U.S. 181, 0.4 miles south of South Bee Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Normanna TX 78142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Early Trails in Bee County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tuleta (approx. 3˝ miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); George Home (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Beeville (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Beeville (approx. 7.8 miles away); Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Normanna Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 11, 2018
2. Normanna Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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