(1866 - 1944)In the late 1880s Swedish born Nils Akeson moved from Iowa to this sparsely populated area of north Texas. As an officer of the Hale County Townsite Company Nils helped establish the town of Hale Center. He worked for the famous XIT Ranch from 1893 to 1899 and served as Hale Center's postmaster from 1900 to 1907. He helped bring the Santa Fe Railroad through Hale Center in 1909 and established the town's first mercantile business. As mayor, land developer, church administrator and school trustee Akeson played a prominent role in Hale Center's early development.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 237222 N 3772840|
|Decimal Degrees||34.06336667, -101.84720000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 3.802', W 101° 50.832'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 3' 48.12" N, 101° 50' 49.92" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 W 6th St, Hale Center TX 79041, US|
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