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CONTENT, TEXAS

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Runnels County, Panhandle / West Texas
Near Ranch Road 382
14 miles NE of Winters

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Content Cemetery, Content Texas
Content Cemetery

Photo courtesy Donna Chevalier, May 2007
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.

From "Eighteen Ghost Towns of Runnels County" by Alton O'Neil Jr.
Content, Texas house with porch
Photo courtesy Donna Chevalier, May 2007

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