Christoval in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Christopher C. Doty (1857-1944), who had arrived in Texas in 1879, opened a store and applied for a post office in 1888. After rejection of application for “Alice”, due to another office of that name, Doty suggested “Christobal” (Spanish for Christopher). Confirmation of establishment of the office and Doty’s appointment as postmaster arrived in Jan. 1889, but the spelling of the name had been changed to Christoval.
After flood in Aug. 1906, a tract of bottomland was purchased for a city park, which became popular Baptist campground and site of Confederate reunions, both attended by thousands of regional residents. A bath house, built in 1915 at nearby Mineral Wells, was first of several local health facilities.
Arrival of the Panhandle & Santa Fe Railroad, in 1930, made Christoval a shipping point for area sheep, wool, and cattle industries.
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical
Location. 31° 11.519′ N, 100° 29.915′ W. Marker is in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on Main Street (Loop Highway 110) 0.1 miles north of Rudd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19930 Main St, Christoval TX 76935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christoval United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christoval Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Reunion Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 8.7 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 9.1 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 9.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christoval.
Also see . . . Christoval, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on April 6, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.