“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Novice, Texas

Clickable Map of Coleman County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Coleman County, TX (36) Brown County, TX (14) Callahan County, TX (44) Concho County, TX (14) McCulloch County, TX (21) Runnels County, TX (53) Taylor County, TX (89)  ColemanCounty(36) Coleman County (36)  BrownCounty(14) Brown County (14)  CallahanCounty(44) Callahan County (44)  ConchoCounty(14) Concho County (14)  McCullochCounty(21) McCulloch County (21)  RunnelsCounty(53) Runnels County (53)  TaylorCounty(89) Taylor County (89)
Coleman is the county seat for Coleman County
Novice is in Coleman County
      Coleman County (36)  
      Brown County (14)  
      Callahan County (44)  
      Concho County (14)  
      McCulloch County (21)  
      Runnels County (53)  
      Taylor County (89)  
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1Texas (Coleman County), Novice — 232 — Atoka Cemetery
Settlement of this area began in the 1850s with the establishment of Camp Colorado, a United States Cavalry outpost. At the outbreak of the Civil War the camp was occupied by Texas state troops and Texas Ranger units. The existence of the camp . . . Map (db m78265) HM
2Texas (Coleman County), Novice — 12865 — Silver Valley Cemetery
The first known grave here is that of Helen A. (Crocker) Averitt, who, like her husband, John C. Averitt, was an early area spiritual leader and educator. Her burial in 1881 predated the purchase and designation of the land as a cemetery by 20 . . . Map (db m90718) HM
3Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 108 — Alec Simmons
Civil War soldier from Lemon Gap (7 miles northwest). Was buried here in an unmarked grave prior to 1897.Map (db m79246) HM
4Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 1077 — Cotton Production in Runnels County
In 1884, when most of Runnels County was range for livestock, R.F. Counts (1838-1892) planted an experimental cotton field near this site. His success encouraged other area farmers, who raised 88 bales in 1888. First cotton gin in the nearby town of . . . Map (db m78283) HM
5Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 1083 — Counts Cemetery
Earliest known interment was that of a child, Mary Louisa Hale, on Nov. 30, 1880. In Jan. 1884, Andy and Christian Fannin sold 4 acres to M.C. Bright, J.M. Carter, R.F. Counts, John A. Chambers, J.M. Givens, D.W. and William Hale, Alf. A. Hanscomb, . . . Map (db m79245) HM
6Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 1042 — Old Townsite of Content
Named because of contentment of this valley. Founded 1881 by Dan W. Hale. Michael C. Bright, 1882 settler, early county commissioner, had a general store at this site. Family worked for progress of the area. Renamed “Tokeen”, town . . . Map (db m79243) HM
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7Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 4195 — Ranger Campsite
One-half mile east of here, some twenty-five to thirty Texas Rangers of Company E were stationed in 1874, under the command of Capt. W.J. “Jeff” Maltby. They kept sentries posted on nearby “Ranger Peak” to guard against . . . Map (db m78285) HM
8Texas (Runnels County), Novice — 4198 — Ranger Peak
Named for Company E, Texas Rangers, which was stationed ½ mile east of peak in 1874. Atop peak, Rangers (under Capt. W.J. “Jeff” Maltby) kept a lookout for Indians. Outfit was part of the Frontier Battalion, organized to protect . . . Map (db m78284) HM
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Dec. 3, 2022