Town of Norton

Town of Norton (HM1K00)

Location: Norton, TX 76865 Runnels County
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N 31° 52.229', W 100° 7.563'

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Named for George W. Norton of Kentucky, who about 1882 bought and later developed the divide between Oak and Valley creeks. Post office, established in 1894, was at first in home (1.5 mi. NE) of postmaster Marion A. Wilkerson. This facility and a few country businesses - including stores, cotton gins, blacksmith shops - were drawn into town, which was platted by O.C. Bivins in 1903.
     First homes are said to have been built by Dr. W.W. Mitchell and Les Trimmier. High school was established in 1906. Early institutions included several churches and a Masonic lodge.
HM NumberHM1K00
Marker Number3613
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 393486 N 3526632
Decimal Degrees31.87048333, -100.12605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 52.229', W 100° 7.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 52' 13.74" N, 100° 7' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM383, Norton TX 76865, US
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