Nils Akeson - Hale Center, Hale County, Texas
Address: 206 W. 6th
Directions: 206 West Sixth, Hale Center
Marker #: 5189003597
Year Dedicated: 1993
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Good
Nils Akeson - In the late 1880s Swedish born Nils Akeson moved from Iowa to this sparsely populated area of north Texas. As an officer of the Hale County Townsite Company Nils helped establish the town of Hale Center. He worked for the famous XIT Ranch from 1893 to 1899 and served as Hale Center's postmaster from 1900 to 1907. He helped bring the Santa Fe Railroad through Hale Center in 1909 and established the town's first mercantile business. As mayor, land developer, church administrator and school trustee Akeson played a prominent role in Hale Center's early development. 1993
Decimal degrees:  N 34.062381   W -101.849117
Degrees, minutes: N 34 03.743   W 0101 50.947
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 237042, Northing 3772736
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