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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).

William R. Hunt


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 (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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