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This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Hartzo. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Hartzo.

Our sources for Hartzo (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Hartzo other than they indicate that Hartzo would be found somewhere in Marion County, Texas.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1894 and closed  in 1905.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hartzo ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Hartzo:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

The FIPS database contains an entry for Hartzo.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 48/32636   (Place Name: Hartzo)

County: Marion     (FIPS State/County: 48/315)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Hartzo) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

More Orphans in  Marion County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Marion County.

 North Jefferson
 Old Monterey
KelleyvillePotters Point
Lou EllenTall Pines

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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