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Near Paint Rock in Concho County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Concho

 
 
Community of Concho Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. Community of Concho Marker
Inscription. As settlers came to the area in the late 1800s, a small farming community developed here along the Concho River. In 1905 a post office opened in the home of W.D. Cape. In 1906 J.W. Barr (d. 1964) opened a general store at this site. As the business center for the surrounding rural area, the settlement was also the site of a school, two churches, a cotton gin, a blacksmith shop, and a cemetery. Although the population had declined by the 1940s and the post office was closed in 1954, the site of the pioneer community serves as a reminder of the area’s early settlers.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1008.)
 
Location. 31° 32.323′ N, 99° 48.566′ W. Marker is near Paint Rock, Texas, in Concho County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1929 1.3 miles east of County Road 4827, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paint Rock TX 76866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John S. Chisum (approx. 6.7 miles away); Concho County Courthouse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Concho County (approx. 6.8 miles away); Hoffman Cemetery
Marker in Front of Concho Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Marker in Front of Concho Cemetery
(approx. 7.7 miles away); Trap Crossing Cemetery - Coffey Cemetery - Gann Family Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away); San Clemente Mission (approx. 10 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 10˝ miles away); J.W. Clampitt (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paint Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Concho, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 13, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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