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Near Rowena in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sweet Home School

 
 
Sweet Home School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Sweet Home School Marker
Inscription. The need for education in this rural area was met in 1902, when a two-room school was started on Emil Helm’s farm (1.5 mi. NW). The name “Sweet Home” was chosen by Henry Kriegel, one of the first trustees. In 1922 the school was moved to a better-equipped, two-room structure on this site. John Simecek (1878-1964), a farmer and banker who served the longest term as school trustee, 1922-44, donated the 2-acre tract of land. A teacherage (residence) was added in 1928, and a cellar in 1930. Sweet Home School closed in 1944, and today only the cellar remains to mark the location.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5162.)
 
Location. 31° 35.937′ N, 100° 5.566′ W. Marker is near Rowena, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Old Sweet Home School Road (County Road 252) 0.2 miles north of County Road 253, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rowena TX 76875, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oldest Rock Building in City (approx. 4.3 miles away); SPJST Lodge No. 49 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sons of Hermann Lodge
Back Side of Sweet Home School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Back Side of Sweet Home School Marker
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Miles Methodist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Thiele Building (approx. 5.3 miles away); San Clemente Mission (approx. 10.3 miles away); John S. Chisum (approx. 10.6 miles away); Concho County (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rowena.
 
More about this marker. On the back side of the marker is a plate the reads as follows:

Former Teachers and Officials of the Sweet Home School

Teachers: Lillian McKinney Miller, Evelyn Glasscock Breeding, Mozelle Faulk Davis, Grace Truman Faulk Price, Frances Fowler Wagner, Mary Fowler Moonen, Meta Straach Meyers, Ethel Brown, Pearl Kimbrell Maass, Estella Gillmore, Ella Gillmore Woodrow, Eda Lisso Janek, La Stelle Matejowsky Bailey, Mittie Clifton Cameron, Easybell Holiday, Marie Laudermilk, Lavonia Carlile, Ruth Golding Lisso, Ada Simmons Chrisman, Henry R. Leach, Cleo Smith Hester, Mary Skaggs Puett

Trustees: John Simecek, W.B. Pruitt, F. Blumentritt, Otto Kriegel, Henry Lisso, A.W. Matejowsky, W.F. Redman, E.P. Kaulfus, Ed Glass, Gus Redman, Alvin Redman, Clarence Matejowsky

County
Sweet Home School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Sweet Home School Marker
View to west from County Road 252
Superintendents: J.J. Bugg, R.E. White, Ernest Caskey, E.C. Grindstaff
 
Categories. Education
 
View to South from County Road 252 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
4. View to South from County Road 252
School site on right (west) side of road
Cellar of Sweet Home School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
5. Cellar of Sweet Home School
The only remains of the school
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016.
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