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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

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