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Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cherry Spring Schoolhouse

 
 
Cherry Spring Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. Cherry Spring Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. School classes for the children of German immigrants in the Cherry Spring community were held in homes until 1885, when this limestone schoolhouse was completed on land donated by H. Bratherich. On dedication day, students formed a parade to the new building. The Cherry Spring schoolhouse served the nearby residents until 1962, when it was consolidated with Fredericksburg. Today it is a landmark of early education in Gillespie County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10017.)
 
Location. 30° 27.727′ N, 98° 56.899′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from Ranch to Market Road 2323 0.3 miles south of Schneider-Moellering Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5973 Ranch Road 2323, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Cherry Spring School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Diedrich Rode Complex (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery
Cherry Spring Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Cherry Spring Schoolhouse
Marker is mounted on front wall of schoolhouse left of the entrance
(approx. 3.3 miles away); John O. Meusebach (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Crabapple School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Herman and Willie Lehmann (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Regarding Cherry Spring Schoolhouse. The marker and the school are featured in Chapter 8, “To Have What We Must”, of the book History along the Way: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers by Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman.
 
Also see . . .  Cherry Spring School and Community Center. From The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools website. (Submitted on December 16, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Cherry Spring Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. Cherry Spring Schoolhouse
View to west across Ranch Road 2323
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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