MARIE, TEXAS. Marie, in west central Runnels County on a county road just south of Farm Road 384, was named for the wife of Walter (Buck) Gentry, a local landowner, when a post office was established there in 1906. Walter C. Bass was the storekeeper and first postmaster. A school started at Marie in 1901 and closed in 1938; the post office was discontinued in 1941. Around 1940 Marie had a population of twenty and one store. In 2000 the population was twelve.
Charlsie Poe, Runnels Is My County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1970).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.William R. Hunt, "MARIE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm12), accessed December 11, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.