Near Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Concord School
First settled in the 1850s, this area boasted a school named Clear Creek by 1857. Concord School was established in nearby Brizendine Mills in 1883. By 1888 the Concord School was located in the Bear Creek settlement, succeeding the Clear Creek school. In 1896 H.N. Elliott and J.D. Elliott gave their land on the shore of Bear Creek for the site of a one-room schoolhouse. A new structure was added in 1921, and the facility was expanded as necessary. Enrollment peaked in the 1930s, but the school declined in the 1940s as enrollment dropped and young men and women departed to participate in the war effort. Graduates of the Concord School served Williamson County, the State of Texas, and the nation.
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12299.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 30° 44.286′ N, 97° 56.199′ W. Marker is near Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of CR-200 and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Connell Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams-Buck Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Loafer's Glory Apostolic Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Prairie Point Community (approx. 3.3 miles away); Liberty Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. 4.2 miles away); William O. Spencer (approx. 4.2 miles away); John G. Matthews (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Hill.
Also see . . . Site of Concord School. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 4, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
1. Original Application Information Approved
Mr. Milton Pogue (89 years old/August 8 birth date) provided the original application for this historical marker from records he had in personal possession. Mr. Pogue attended this school, has personally shown me the site, has shown me today's road runs through where the old schoolhouse once sat, and personally informed me that approx 60 students attended during the peak enrollment (he states "peak" was 1933-36). There was one teacher per class which consisted of three grades per classroom. Despite the perceived limited rural education, Mr. Pogue graduated college among the top of his class and went on to preach at various Churches of Christ in the Hill Country area (Oatmeal, Taylor, Florence, etc.). He resides on his homestead in the Bertram/Liberty Hill, Texas area. On privileged, abet very special occasions, Mr. Pogue ("Doc" nickname) provides lessons to the Liberty Hill Church of Christ.
— Submitted January 20, 2011, by Leigh Anderson of Bertram, Texas.
2. Milton Pogue (1920–2020)
We received word that Mr. Pogue passed away last year, just shy of his 100th birthday.
— Submitted December 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.