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

Townsite of Marie

 
 
Townsite of Marie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
1. Townsite of Marie Marker
Inscription. Settlement of this area of Runnels County began at the end of the 19th century. Attracted by the good climate and farmland, Charlie Black (1868-1946) arrived in the area in 1899. Another early settler was Walter Gentry, and when a post office was established in 1906 the community was named in honor of Gentry’s wife, Marie. The settlement remained very small, with a few houses, a store, gin, blacksmith shop, and school, which also served for worship services on Sundays. The community gradually disappeared as people moved to larger towns.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3211.)
 
Location. 31° 53.942′ N, 100° 12.032′ W. Marker is near Norton, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on County Road 214 one mile east of County Road 215, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at 90 degree bend on CR 214 where road goes from east-west to north-south in direction. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maverick (approx. 4.3 miles away); W.H. Brown (approx. 4½ miles away); Town of Norton (approx.
Townsite of Marie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
2. Townsite of Marie Marker
View to southwest from County Road 214
4.8 miles away); Bronte (approx. 5½ miles away); Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 5½ miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bronte Depot (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to South on County Road 214 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
3. View to South on County Road 214
View to West on County Road 214 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
4. View to West on County Road 214
View to Southeast from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
5. View to Southeast from Marker Location
View to North from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
6. View to North from Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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