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Happy in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Happy

 
 
Site of Old Happy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Site of Old Happy Marker
Inscription. The Hugh Currie family home, "Happy Hollow" (built 1891, near this site), was for many years only house on Amarillo-Tulia freight and stage lines. Settlers got mail and freight here. The U.S. Postal Department cut name to "Happy" for the post office. The town moved (2 mi. W) to Santa Fe Line, 1906.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4852.)
 
Location. 34° 44.894′ N, 101° 51.218′ W. Marker is in Happy, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on U.S. 87 south of West Happy West Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is attached to a small windmill on the west side of the highway at the Randall/Swisher County line. Marker is in this post office area: Happy TX 79042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmon-Toles Elevator (here, next to this marker); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Happy Public Schools (approx. half a mile away); Happy Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dreamland Cemetery (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Happy, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook
Site of Old Happy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Site of Old Happy Marker
of Texas Online". (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View of Marker from US 87 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 15, 2017
3. View of Marker from US 87
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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