Near Hinton in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Established in 1911 and known as Science Hill. The school house was located one half mile east of this memorial. Later the name was changed to Britton School in honor of the pioneer family. The church located at the same site served as a Grade School.
First school enumeration done in June 1912 reported 18 families in the district designated as #108 of the Gracemont School System. Oscar E. Bare was School Clerk.
Britton one of the oldest schools in this area when it was closed in 1950, had 24 families. All were farmers except for 1 oil field worker, 1 mechanic and 1 day laborer. J.E. Mashaney was School Clerk.
Marker is located directly under Indian Head Rock, Home of Caddo Indian Tribe.
Former residents and friends gather each September for a school community reunion.
Grover Blackburn ∙ Frank Duncan ∙ Dan Costello ∙ Austin Rider ∙ W. Fred Huddleston ∙ Colonel Catlin ∙ Bert Salyer ∙ John Griffith ∙ Paul A. Beach ∙ Alva Trout ∙ Odis Ryburn ∙ Floyd Tankersley ∙ Merv Hedrick
Fannie Turner ∙ Sidney Kerlick ∙ Elsie Hamilton ∙ Doyle Smith ∙ Frances Tate ∙ Virgil Acton ∙ Alberta Blakely ∙ Viola Carey ∙ Pete Friesen ∙ Stella Dieball ∙ Dough Johnson ∙ Ethel Hunter ∙ W.L. Smith ∙ Lucille Francis ∙ Ruth Campbell ∙ Lorene Thomas
Ramona Blackburn Rich ∙ Earl Croy ∙ Jean Dubois Duncan ∙ Betty Duncan Croy ∙ Opal Costello
Erected 1996 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Location. 35° 18.371′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton OK 73047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Categories. • Education • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. 3. submitted on November 15, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.