Kilgore Colored and C. B. Dansby Schools
C. B. Dansby (1898-1955) was the beloved principal for nearly twenty- five years, and under his tenure the school expanded from six grades to twelve and consolidated surrounding rural schools. Tragically, principal Dansby died during a graduation ceremony. The school was officially renamed in his honor in 1956. Hired upon Dansby’s death Odis h. Turner (1908-1992) was the final principal from 1955 to 1970 Dansby high school continued to educate African
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18773.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1906.
Location. 32° 23.409′ N, 94° 53.085′ W. Marker is in Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on Wells Street east of Douglass Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Wells Street, Kilgore TX 75662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lou Della Crim Home (approx. half a mile away); World's Richest Acre (approx. half a mile away); The Kilgore I&GN-Missouri Pacific Railroad Station Before 1937 Drilling Began (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drilling Completed, 1940 (approx. 0.6 miles away); During Drilling (approx. 0.6 miles away); Removal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kilgore National Bank Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilgore.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.