Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth

Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (HM1JQW)

Location: Winters, TX 79567 Runnels County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 58.644', W 100° 7.207'

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Mazeland (2½ mi. SW) was founded in 1903 when a post office and store opened on A.B. Hutchinson's ranch. Community was probably named for the corn or "maize" which grows in the area. A one-room school, built 1 mi. W. (1904), later served both places.
     By 1906 the settlement had enlarged so this section was named in honor of Joe Wilmeth, a popular Ballinger banker.
     Before Wilmeth post office was established (1907) citizens would take turns bringing mail from Mazeland in horse-drawn wagons. In 1909, however, both post offices were discontinued.
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HM NumberHM1JQW
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Marker Number3269
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 394170 N 3538478
Decimal Degrees31.97740000, -100.12011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.644', W 100° 7.207'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 38.64" N, 100° 7' 12.42" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5626 FM383, Winters TX 79567, US
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