Near Novice in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Townsite of Content
Named because of contentment of this valley. Founded 1881 by Dan W. Hale. Michael C. Bright, 1882 settler, early county commissioner, had a general store at this site. Family worked for progress of the area. Renamed “Tokeen”, town bypassed by railroad in 1909. Post office was discontinued in 1916.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1042.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 2.061′ N, 99° 44.13′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 189 and County Road 194, on the left when traveling east on County Road 189. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ranger Campsite (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ranger Peak (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cotton Production in Runnels County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Counts Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Atoka CemeteryCrews (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jim Ned Creek (approx. 12.2 miles away); Silver Valley Cemetery (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novice.
Also see . . . Content, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on November 28, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2014. 6. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.