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Near Hawley in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Truby School

 
 
Site of Truby School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
1. Site of Truby School Marker
Inscription. Early educational efforts in this area date to the 1870s, prior to the organization of Jones County in 1881. The rural community of Truby encompassed School District No. 14 until consolidating with Bitter Creek schools in 1916 to become District No. 56. There were three earlier locations for Truby schools until this site was selected in 1916 and a new building was constructed. Truby School educated children through grade nine, with students traveling to Anson for high school after World War II, as the rural population declined, Truby consolidated with Anson schools, but the schoolhouse remained in use as a community center until the close of the 20th century.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12814.)
 
Location. 32° 38.286′ N, 99° 55.522′ W. Marker is near Hawley, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 707 0.1 miles south of County Road 474, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located just south of the hamlet of Truby. Marker is in this post office area: Hawley TX 79525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truby Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Compere Cemetery
Site of Truby School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
2. Site of Truby School Marker
Truby School is located behind the marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Cowboys' Christmas Ball (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jones County Courthouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jones County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 8.3 miles away); Anson Jones (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hawley.
 
Also see . . .  Truby, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 1, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Etching of Truby School on Marker Structure image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
3. Etching of Truby School on Marker Structure
View to South Along Farm to Market Road 707 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
4. View to South Along Farm to Market Road 707
View to North Along Farm to Market Road 707 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
5. View to North Along Farm to Market Road 707
Marker is located just south of the hamlet of Truby
Site of Truby School Marker and Truby School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
6. Site of Truby School Marker and Truby School
View to west from across Farm to Market Road 707
Truby School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 28, 2014
7. Truby School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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