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Shive, Texas


Shive.   In area settled in 1870s. Some of the earliest settlers were Connels, McKinleys, Nettletons, and Roddys. First school, Union Hill, opened in 1883; A. S. Andrews, J. H. Clark, L. C. Sloneker, trustees. Post office, established Jan. 18, 1884, was in first store, owned by J. W. and R. L. Shive (with R. L. as postmaster). In 1885 came the first German settlers: Louis Bethke, August Kelm, Albert Kunkel, Paul Neese, Joe Schwartz. Others followed, giving town new traits of culture and economy. By 1908, Shive had 4 churches, a school, 4 stores, 2 blacksmiths, a hotel, a gin, a barber, and 2 doctors. - Historical Marker Text.  Marker location: from Hamilton take US 281 south about 8 miles to FM 221, go west about 5 miles to marker (Marker is at intersection with spur 221 on north side of FM 221)


31° 36' 47.2428" N, 98° 14' 0.3732" W