Details for Rural Communities of Western Mills County (Atlas Number 5507014584)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014584

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Marker Number 14584
Atlas Number 5507014584
Marker Title Rural Communities of Western Mills County
Index Entry Rural Communities of Western Mills County
Address int of FM 574 and FM 573
City Ridge
County Mills
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2008
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Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Pioneers migrated to western Mills county to take advantage of the area’s rich soil and ample water supply. The community of Regency, (originally Hannah Valley) received a post office in 1889. Today, few vestiges of Regency remain. Other area residents organized the Ebony community (originally Buffalo) in 1879. Regency and Ebony had churches, schools and other institutions. The Ridge community (originally Cold Springs) formed in 1888. The Ridge school building, built in 1931, was later used as a community center. During World War II, the U.S. Government purchased land in the region to form Camp Bowie. The towns declined when many residents did not return following the war.