Near Hamlin in Fisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Hitson Community
Though the post office was moved to Swedonia in 1906, the community of Hitson continued to grow. Oil was discovered in the area after World War I, providing an additional means of income for the townspeople as well as the Hitson School for a time. In 1925 there were 32 families with 120 school-age children living in the area.
By 1940 the town had a school, a church, three businesses and scattered dwellings. As was the case in many small towns across Texas and the U.S. during World War II, most of the town’s young people enlisted in the armed forces or moved to cities to take part in the war effort. With their labor force thus depleted, Hitson farmers were unable to survive. Small family farms were sold to larger enterprises. Most of the new owners lived in nearby Hamlin or
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11672.)
Location. 32° 53.693′ N, 100° 12.75′ W. Marker is near Hamlin, Texas, in Fisher County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 92 and County Road 251, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 92. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin TX 79520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamlin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rath City (approx. 8.2 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 8.2 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Woods Chapel Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Neinda Community (approx. 10 miles away); Boyd Chapel Community (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . . Hitson, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on June 10, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.