Site of Little Indiana School
Soon after their arrival, the settlers of Little Indiana set aside land for a school. Construction of the schoolhouse was a community effort. Logs were hauled by oxen-drawn wagons to the local sawmill, where they were cut for use in the building project. The seven-grade Little Indiana School opened about 1901, with Alta Alexander Hart as the sole teacher. Later teachers included Hazel Alexander, Harrison Bullock, William McCreight, and Ola McCreight.
The community grew for several years; by 1907, however, illness and poor crops brought about the abandonment of Little Indiana. The school and other establishments closed, and though many of the settlers returned to Indiana, others moved to different parts of Texas.
Little Indiana School, while short-lived, remains
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8975.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 32° 55.432′ N, 95° 29.563′ W. Marker is near Yantis, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is on County Road 1388, 0.4 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2225, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yantis TX 75497, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Quitman (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Cathey Buildings (approx. 9.1 miles away); Wood County Courthouse (approx. 9.2 miles away); James Stephen Hogg (approx. 9.2 miles away); County Divided into School Districts (approx. 9.2 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 9.2 miles away); James Stephen Hogg's Early Home (approx. 9½ miles away); J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (approx. 9½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.