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CONTENT, TX (RUNNELS COUNTY)

CONTENT, TEXAS (Runnels County). Content, near Ranch Road 382 fourteen miles northeast of Winters in northeastern Runnels County, was founded by storekeeper Daniel W. Hale in 1881 and named by him "for the contentment of this valley." Hale became the first postmaster in 1882. Content had a school in 1882 and a hotel in 1888. At some time it had several stores, two gins, a lime kiln, and a blacksmith shop. In 1890 Content was the county's second largest town, with 200 people. The post office name was changed to Tokeen in 1905. The Santa Fe Railroad extension missed Content in 1909, and most residents moved to Goldsboro. The post office was closed in 1916, and after that the name was changed back to Content. The settlement had a population of twenty-five in 1940 and 1960. In 1970 there were only three houses left.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Charlsie Poe, Runnels Is My County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1970).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"CONTENT, TX (RUNNELS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrc88), accessed April 16, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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