Taylor County Communities
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Rupert Community is located in the south central section of the county in the Cedar Creek GMD #1071.
Early families around the turn of the century included: Bone, Cooper, Fowler, Allman, Hill, McCarty....just about
everyone buried in Prosperity Cemetery.
Origin of Name
pronounced Ru Pert, with emphasis on Pert. We're still working on the name origin.
One account indicated that the small town of Royal (10 miles south of Butler) and
Soda Town were combined to form the Rupert Post Office.
Rupert came into being before the completion of the
railroad in late 1905. In a June
1904 issue of the Butler Herald was the following article. "Fire swept over
a large portion of piney woods near Rupert last Friday caused from
lightening. No serious damage was done however."
During RR days, Rupert was a thriving little town (as was
Mauk and Charing). Many people rode the train from Rupert
to Mauk with a stop in Charing.
Early families included Bone, Cooper, Fowler, Allman, Hill, McCarty. (Just about everyone buried in Prosperity Cemetery)
Account of early schools
This material is based on information in the Butler Herald 1976 History. I welcome additional information about early Fickling Mills and the families who lived there.
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