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Near Ropesville in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Primrose School

About One-Half Mile Southwest

 
 
Site of Primrose School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Site of Primrose School Marker
Inscription. First public school in Hockley County; named for a wild prairie flower. In 1902 homesteaders had begun farming here. By 1909 their children needed education, so the parents hauled lumber by wagon from Big Spring (about 100 mi. S), donated labor, and built a one-room schoolhouse. Classes began Dec. 13, 1909, with pupils from the Ardis, Baker, Blankenship, Brown, Carter, Cowan, Dixon, Perritt, Rose, and Witherspoon families. The schoolhouse served as polling place, church, and public meeting hall until 1917, when Ropesville was established about a mile away, with better facilities.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4874.)
 
Location. 33° 24.042′ N, 102° 10.053′ W. Marker is near Ropesville, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is on U.S. 62/82 1.4 miles north of County Route 200, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ropesville TX 79358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ropesville Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ropesville Resettlement Project (approx. 1.1 miles away); Meadow United Methodist Church (approx. 4.9
Site of Primrose School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Site of Primrose School Marker
miles away); Meadow Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brooks Blacksmith Shop (approx. 4.9 miles away); Route of Nolan Expedition (approx. 8 miles away); The Spade Ranch (approx. 13.1 miles away); Reese AFB Texas (approx. 15.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ropesville.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Dedication plaque at site of Primrose School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Dedication plaque at site of Primrose School Marker
 
 
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