Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Manor in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Willow Ranch School

 
 
Site of Willow Ranch School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Site of Willow Ranch School Marker
Inscription. Travis County landowner Peter Carr Wells (1856-1913) donated a plot of land on his ranch to the Willow Ranch School District in 1894. Four years later, a school was established on this site. Most of those who attended were the children of Swedish immigrant farmers; some sharecropped the P. C. Wells land. Students learned basic skills as well as Texas history, geography, art, and physical education, and participated in interscholastic league competitions. Another room was added in 1906, providing space for community clubs and other social gatherings as well as for classes. The school closed in 1938 and the students were transferred to the Kimbro School District.
 
Erected 1998 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12252.)
 
Location. 30° 23.624′ N, 97° 27.316′ W. Marker is in Manor, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Wells Lane just west of Wells School Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manor TX 78653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manda (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kimbro (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church
Willow Ranch School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Willow Ranch School Marker
Looking East
(approx. 2 miles away); Carlson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lund (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. John Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Peters United Church of Christ (approx. 5.9 miles away); James O. Rice (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manor.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement