“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lipscomb in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Lipscomb School

Lipscomb School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Lipscomb School Marker
Inscription. Around 1886, the town of Lipscomb was established by J.H. Arthur who built a store and post office out of cottonwood logs. As more people moved to the area, the need for a school arose and, on July 16, 1887, a special meeting was called to organize a school district and build a schoolhouse in Lipscomb. The first school began in a church purchased by the Lipscomb school trustees in 1888. The building, formerly the Dunkard Church, was a small, one-room school. The school and church both utilized the building until a new two-story, four-room schoolhouse was built in 1908 to accommodate an increase in enrollment.

In 1922, a fire believed to be caused from lightning destroyed the building. The school district trustees immediately began discussions about a new school. J.D. Stevens Construction Company began work on the school in 1922 and classes started in the fall of 1923. While the new brick school was being built, classes were held in the church and in two rooms of the courthouse. The new Lipscomb School included four classrooms, two bathrooms, a library, office and a large auditorium.

The Lipscomb School had full enrollment with a high school and a grade school. Students participated in track, literary events, tennis, basketball and football. The last graduating class was in 1941 with six graduates. Students began to be transported by bus to nearby high schools and the Lipscomb School became a grade school. In 1975, as the population of the area declined, the school closed. The school is a testament to the value of education in this rural, farming community.
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17514.)
Lipscomb School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Lipscomb School Marker
36° 13.895′ N, 100° 16.284′ W. Marker is in Lipscomb, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Avenue and West Willow Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lipscomb TX 79056, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lipscomb Union Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lipscomb County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lipscomb, Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lipscomb Cemetery (approx. one mile away); St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell (approx. 15.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lipscomb.
Categories. Education
Lipscomb School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Lipscomb School
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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