Details for Town of Dinero (Atlas Number 5297006290)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5297006290


Marker Number 6290
Atlas Number 5297006290
Marker Title Town of Dinero
Index Entry Dinero
Address FM 534
City Dinero
County Live Oak
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601312
UTM Northing 3123413
Subject Codes cities and towns; writers and poets
Marker Year 1970
Marker Location Dinero Post Office, FM 534, Dinero.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Settled about 1838 by farmers and ranchers. First named "Barlow" after the local ferry operator. Townspeople were instrumental in organizing Live Oak County, 1856; started a school by 1858. About 1872, rumors of money ("Dinero" in Spanish) buried here led town to change name. A post office was established in 1885. Town buildings were moved a mile west, 1913, to be on a new rail line. In 1925 Dinero piped first natural gas to Houston. Oil, gas continue to bolster economy. Local landmark is hanging tree (200 yards southwest). Famous resident was J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964), Texas author. 1970)