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Theon in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Theon

 
 
Community of Theon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson
1. Community of Theon Marker
Inscription.  

Attracted to the rich farm land, immigrants from Austria, Bohemia, Germany, Moravia and Silesia came here in the 1880s-90s. This community grew around a cotton gin built about 1883. A Catholic church and school operated at nearby Corn Hill. A post office, named “Theon” for the Greek “to God,” opened in 1890. A rifle club sponsored dances, rifle contests and other socials. Farmers started a beef club, butchered meat monthly and shared it with all families. After the post office and school closed, the cotton gin continued to serve this area.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9363.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionCommunicationsEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 30° 45.749′ N, 97° 35.825′ W. Marker is in Theon
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, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1105. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jarrell TX 76537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Daniel Harrison (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cornhill Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Corn Hill Community (approx. 3.2 miles away); James B. Williams (approx. 4.9 miles away); Land Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Jarrell (approx. 5.3 miles away); John Berry, Frontiersman (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Community of Theon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, October 22, 2018
2. Community of Theon Marker
Wide view of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 27, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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