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Near Wingate in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth

 
 
Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 24, 2015
1. Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth Marker
Inscription. Mazeland (2½ mi. SW) was founded in 1903 when a post office and store opened on A.B. Hutchinson’s ranch. Community was probably named for the corn or “maize” which grows in the area. A one-room school, built 1 mi. W. (1904), later served both places.
     By 1906 the settlement had enlarged so this section was named in honor of Joe Wilmeth, a popular Ballinger banker.
     Before Wilmeth post office was established (1907) citizens would take turns bringing mail from Mazeland in horse-drawn wagons. In 1909, however, both post offices were discontinued.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3269.)
 
Location. 31° 58.644′ N, 100° 7.207′ W. Marker is near Wingate, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 383 south of County Road 378, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front lawn of the Wingate Masonic Lodge. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poe Chapel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Community of Pumphrey (approx. 6.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie
Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 24, 2015
2. Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth Marker
Marker is located in front of the Wingate Masonic Lodge
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Town of Norton (approx. 7.4 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Chadbourne (approx. 8.8 miles away); Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line (approx. 9.1 miles away); Old Cotton Oil Mill (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wilmeth, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 25, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to South on Farm to Market Road 383 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 24, 2015
3. View to South on Farm to Market Road 383
View to North on Farm to Market Road 383 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 24, 2015
4. View to North on Farm to Market Road 383
Marker is located behind the monument sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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