Townsite of Marie

Townsite of Marie (HM1JZZ)

Location: Bronte, TX 76933 Runnels County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.942', W 100° 12.032'

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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.
Marker Number3211
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 386475 N 3529872
Decimal Degrees31.89903333, -100.20053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.942', W 100° 12.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 56.52" N, 100° 12' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near County Rd 214, Bronte TX 76933, US
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