Saint Jo in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Illinois Bend School
All age levels were taught in the same room and the first teacher was W.O. Edwards. There was no electricity or plumbing i the school until 1945 so outhouses were erected behind the building. The lower portion of the building was also the social center of the community, hosting reunion, wedding receptions and other group activities. With the onset of WWII, the school closed in 1944. Church services in the lower level ceased in the 1920s with the establishment of local churches. In 1968, the building was no longer used on a regular
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17952.)
Location. 33° 52.804′ N, 97° 29.171′ W. Marker is in Saint Jo, Texas, in Montague County. Marker can be reached from State Road 677 0.1 miles south of Davenport Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Jo TX 76265, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orr Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.6 miles away in Oklahoma); Town of Saint Jo (approx. 12.8 miles away); Stonewall Saloon (approx. 12.9 miles away); Head of Elm (approx. 13 miles away).
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