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Near Monaville in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Highland Home School

 
 
Highland Home School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
1. Highland Home School Marker
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A small white frame schoolhouse, erected here in the 1890s, served families in this rural area until 1929. Initially called Boyd School for D. R. Boyd, on whose land it was built, it later became known as Highland Home School. Children in grades one through seven were taught by one teacher, and the schoolhouse also served as a community gathering place. As was the case with many early rural Texas schools, Highland Home School closed in 1929 after it was consolidated with the Waller Independent School District.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9390.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 29° 59.811′ N, 95° 59.592′ W. Marker is near Monaville, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of Cochran Road and Purvis, on the left when traveling north on Cochran Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frey Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Frey - Benignus House
Highland Home School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Monaville Independent School District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pine Island Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Groce's Ferry (approx. 5.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waller (approx. 5.8 miles away); Waller (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monaville.
 
The Highland Home School Marker as seen from the road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 19, 2020
3. The Highland Home School Marker as seen from the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022