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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Abilene's First School

 
 
Site of Abilene's First School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
1. Site of Abilene's First School Marker
Inscription. This site was set aside for use as a school by Stoddard Johnston, a newspaperman who platted the town of Abilene in the early 1880s. While the first schoolhouse was under construction in the spring of 1881, classes were held in a tent pitched between Hickory and Cedar streets. As was typical in early frontier towns, the schoolhouse also served as a community center and was used for church worship services. By 1884, the student population had outgrown the schoolhouse, and a new structure was built elsewhere. This site is a reminder of Abilene’s early educational history.
Texas Sesquicentennial   1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4720.)
 
Location. 32° 27.132′ N, 99° 44.123′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cedar Street and N. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is attached to northeast corner of building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Cedar St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Wooten (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laughter Undertaking Co.
Site of Abilene's First School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
2. Site of Abilene's First School
View to west across Cedar Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Reporter-News (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel Grace (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Weather Bureau Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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