Jarrell in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Corn Hill Community
A post office opened in 1855 and by the 1860s, an influx of new residents settled here. In 1878, George G. Grant established Corn Hill Academy male and Female School, built on land donated by Judge King. It thrived and in 1886 moved to a new two-story building with four classrooms, a bell tower and an auditorium, which provided meeting space for local church services. By 1893, a public school opened as part of Corn Hill Independent School District.
By the end of the 19th century, Corn Hill had a saddle club, several churches, two local cotton gins, Corn Hill College, fraternal lodges and school organizations. By the early 1900s, community residents became active in Populist politics and in the Farmers’ Union. Industrial activity in the early 1900s included the Corn Hill and Gravis Telephone Company and a waterworks; a planned interurban to Bartlett never materialized.
The settlement began to decline in 1909 when the Bartlett Western
Erected 2007 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14014.)
Location. 30° 48.326′ N, 97° 36.887′ W. Marker is in Jarrell, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on I-35 Frontage Rd 0.1 miles south of County Route 312, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jarrell TX 76537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornhill Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Daniel Harrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jarrell (approx. 1.5 miles away); Community of Theon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); James B. Williams (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stockton Family Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); John Berry, Frontiersman (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jarrell.
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