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Near Leander in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Community of Nameless

 
 
Site of Community of Nameless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. Site of Community of Nameless Marker
Inscription. First surveyed in the 1850s, this area attracted numerous settlers by 1868. A community grew up, and in 1880 townspeople applied for a post office. After postal authorities rejected six names, the citizens replied in disgust, “Let the post office be nameless and be d—d”. The implied “name” was accepted.

Besides the post office (1880-90), town had store, meat market, and school, which also served as a church. The present school was erected in 1909; classes were discontinued in 1945. Today only school, cemetery, and ruins mark site of once-active community.
 
Erected 1970 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14580.)
 
Location. 30° 31.517′ N, 97° 55.654′ W. Marker is near Leander, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Nameless Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A. S. Mason House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Heinatz Homestead (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bagdad Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of a Block House
Old Nameless School image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
2. Old Nameless School
(approx. 5.4 miles away); New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5 miles away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 5 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Nameless, Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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