Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of the Scyene Meeting Place
In the 1840s, settlers held public meetings under a tree at this site. Beginning in the 1850s, several successive 2-story frame buildings stood here and housed Masonic Lodge, church, elections, and social activities. Scyene Meeting Place housed one of the first public school sessions in Dallas County. In her girlhood, outlaw Belle Starr was a pupil in that school. In 1872, Texas & Pacific Railroad bypassed Scyene and the town dwindled. Yet the Woodmen of the World and other groups continued to meet in the community building, and school was held here until 1927.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6879.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 32° 45.791′ N, 96° 39.495′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Highway 352/Scyene Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2963 Belle Starr Drive, Dallas TX 75227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Scyene Road (a few steps from Abraham Carver Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Albert Carver Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pleasant Mound "Public" Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pleasant Mound Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pleasant Mound Methodist Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pleasant Grove Christian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Buckner Log Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.