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Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Black Education in Seguin

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, July 28, 2020
1. Black Education in Seguin Marker
Inscription.  Sponsored by the Second Baptist Church, the first public school for blacks in Seguin opened in 1871. Through the efforts of the Rev. Leonard Ilsley (1818-1903), and the Rev. William Baton Ball (1840-1923), a frame school was built on this site, and named Abraham Lincoln School. Ball was the first principal. In 1892, the Lincoln School became a part of the Seguin Public School System. The name was changed to Ball High School in 1925, and ceased to be separate facility for blacks in 1966 when the Seguin Public School System was integrated.
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 421.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 29° 34.228′ N, 97° 58.254′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on North Saunders Street 0.1 miles north of West Court Street (Alternate U.S. 90), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Seguin School (about 600 feet away, measured
Black Education in Seguin Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, July 28, 2020
2. Black Education in Seguin Marker Area
in a direct line); Sebastopol (about 700 feet away); The Ranger Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Baptist Church of Seguin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seguin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guadalupe County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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