Noelke, TX


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: March 1, 1995


Noelke is on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and a local road ten miles southwest of Mertzon in south central Irion County. The small settlement began as Monument Switch on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway when the road built through the area in 1910. The community was renamed Noelke in 1933 in honor of a local ranch owner, Walter Montgomery Noelke. The Monument switch continued in service in Noelke for some time after that, but county maps of the 1980s show only the location of the Noelke community.

Leta Crawford, A History of Irion County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1966). Irion County Historical Society, A History of Irion County, Texas (San Angelo: Anchor, 1978). John Leeds Kerr and Frank Donovan, Destination Topolobampo: The Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway (San Marino, California: Golden West, 1968).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Noelke, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/noelke-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
March 1, 1995

Place
Noelke
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380258
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Irion County
Associated Names

Monument Switch

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.14877720°
  • Longitude: -100.92955170°