Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Abilene State School
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 73.)
Location. 32° 25.12′ N, 99° 43.48′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Maple Street south of S. 25th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the west end of the grounds of the Abilene State Supported Living Center. Marker may be reached by entering the Living Center at the 3rd Street entrance and turning right at the first street; marker is next to the Center’s ground-mounted sign. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 Maple St, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of Parramore Post #57, American Legion (approx. 1.3 miles away); McMurry College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Judge Walter R. Ely (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Thornton's Store (approx. 1.9 miles away); 45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley (approx. 1.9 miles away); "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
More about this marker. Etched on the bottom border of the marker is “Sponsored by Texas Public Employees’ Association, Chapter #39”.
Also see . . .
1. Abilene State School. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on July 27, 2015.)
2. Abilene State School. From the Asylum Projects website. Includes a history, historical photographs, and historical maps of the school. (Submitted on July 27, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.