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Site of Thomas Arnold High School

 
 
Site of Thomas Arnold High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Site of Thomas Arnold High School Marker
Inscription. Dr. Samuel J. Jones (1857-1918) and his wife, Charlotte Hallaran Jones (d. 1904), established Thomas Arnold High School on this site in 1890. The school, which was actually a private academy, occupied the stone buildings vacated by Salado College, where Dr. Jones taught. Named for Thomas Arnold (1795-1842), noted headmaster of Rugby School in England, the academy provided quality education during a time when there were few public high schools. After it closed in 1913, the facilities were again operated as Salado College until 1918, and as a public school until 1924, when the buildings burned.
 
Erected 1975 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5464.)
 
Location. 30° 56.512′ N, 97° 32.221′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of College Hill Drive and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on College Hill Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Bridges (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salado Creek
Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 30, 2010
2. Marker in context
Marker sits at the northen foot of the hill on which the high school / college was located.
(about 500 feet away); Salado (about 500 feet away); The Davis Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Salado (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Baines House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salado.
 
Regarding Site of Thomas Arnold High School. This site is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the name "Salado College Archaeological Site".
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia: Salado College. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Thomas Arnold High School Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
3. Thomas Arnold High School Ruins
Thomas Arnold High School Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
4. Thomas Arnold High School Ruins
Thomas Arnold High School Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
5. Thomas Arnold High School Ruins
Site of Salado College Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
6. Site of Salado College Plaque
Salado College Gate image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
7. Salado College Gate
Statue of Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
8. Statue of Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson
Masonic Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 30, 2010
9. Masonic Corner Stone
West Wall image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 30, 2010
10. West Wall
Salado College Park walking trail info signs image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 27, 2015
11. Salado College Park walking trail info signs
Salado College Park walking trail info signs image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 27, 2015
12. Salado College Park walking trail info signs
Site of Thomas Arnold High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 27, 2015
13. Site of Thomas Arnold High School Marker
Salado College Park walking trail info signs image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 27, 2015
14. Salado College Park walking trail info signs
 
 
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