Bronte in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Basic agricultural economy, predominately ranching. Site of major oil and gas development since 1948.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 517.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 31° 52.886′ N, 100° 17.517′ W. Marker is in Bronte, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 158 and U.S. 277, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 158. Marker is located in the island created by the intersection of SH 158 and US 277 next to SH 158. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, 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. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier DefenseBronte Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bronte Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 5½ miles away); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 5.9 miles away); W.H. Brown (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronte.
Also see . . . Bronte, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “The Handbook of Texas”. (Submitted on October 10, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.