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

Nils Akeson

(1866 - 1944)

 
 
Nils Akeson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 West 6th Street, Hale Center TX 79041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Hale Center (about
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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 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stant Rhea Stage Stand (approx. 6.4 miles away); Center Plains Community (approx. 8.4 miles away); Happy Union (approx. 8.8 miles away); Snyder Community (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hale Center.
 
Nils Akeson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Nils Akeson Marker
Nils Akeson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Nils Akeson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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