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RISING SUN, TEXAS

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Shackelford County | Jones County | Texas Panhandle

History in a Pecan Shell

The only history on Rising Sun comes from John J. Germann's research on the cover below from his Collection of Postmarks of Discontinued Texas Post Offices.

County/Date of Operation:
Shackelford County, 1884-1897; moved to Jones County

First Postmaster: Charles P. Hilts, (Alias Clark Hill), storeowner; located on the Butterfield Overland Stage Route.


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Rising Sun Cemetery

Straddling Shackelford and Jones County
32.6773414, -99.6114752
On private land
A few miles E of Nugent (see map below)

Rising Sun TX postmark
Rising Sun TX postmark
Cover cancelled with 1894 Rising Sun, TX postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Shackelford County 1907 Postal Map
1907 postal map showing Nugent in Jones County near Shackelford County line
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Rising Sun, Texas Nearby Towns:
Albany | Abilene | Breckenridge | Eastland
See Shackelford County | Jones County
Texas Panhandle

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