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NORMANGEE, TEXAS

Leon County, Central Texas South
The San Antonio Road
FM 39
17 miles SW of Centerville
NW of Madisonville
On the Madison Co. Line
Population: 719(2000) 689 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Normangee started life as a station on the Houston and Central Texas Railway. The year was 1905 and in 1907 a second railroad, the Trinity and Brazos Valley came through. People, buildings, and even the post office from the town of Rogers Prairie (2 miles East) moved to the rails.

Norman G. Kittrell, a judge and legislator, was the source of the town’s name - using his first name and middle initial.

When the town incorporated in 1913, with part of the town was in Madison County.

In 1914 the population was a robust 1,100. Normangee had hotels, schools, telephones and even a weekly paper. The Normangee Star continues to be printed to this day. Normangee was briefly un-incorporated in 1917 and then re-incorporated in 1919.

The Houston and Texas Central pulled out during the depression and the roadbed was used to build FM 39.

El Camino Real Centennial Monument
"It is 8 feet tall. It is just west of the junction of FM 39 and Old Spanish Road in Normangee. The monument says Normangee was the home of the Old San Antonio Road Association." - Sarah Reveley
Normangee Tx - El Camino Real Centennial Monument
The 8 feet tall El Camino Real Centennial Monument
"The marker is on SH 21 (OSR) just west of SH 39 in Normangee. It is on the south side of the road." -
Photo courtey Kathy Toalson Staples, October 2010
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