Monaville in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Monaville Independent School District
Monaville, Aurora, and Bracy Island schools opened in this area during the last quarter of the 19th century when many rural schools were established throughout Waller County. Bracy Island School, established nearby sometime prior to 1890, and Monaville School, located at this site, constituted School District No. 13 in 1893-94. Aurora School, located about 5 miles south of here, opened in 1898. In 1903-1904 the three schools had a combined enrollment of 146 students.
In 1904 William and Ella M. Wright deeded one acre of land here to the Monaville Community School District. Monaville, Aurora and Bracy Island schools continued to serve the Monaville rural community until about the mid-1920s when both Aurora and Bracy Island schools were closed. In 1930 efforts by the state to create geographic high school units resulted in the consolidation of a number of districts in the area, including the Sunnyside School (about 5 miles SW), into the Monaville Independent School District. Monaville High School became a 3-year institution in 1931.
The area's rural population began to decline after the 1930s Depression. By 1953 Monaville's
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11376.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 29° 57.041′ N, 96° 2.483′ W. Marker is in Monaville, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1887, 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 359, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the Waller County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norris Wright Cuney (approx. 3.4 miles away); Highland Home School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Frey - Benignus House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Frey Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Groce's Ferry (approx. 5.9 miles away); Grant School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pine Island Baptist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Judge Edwin Waller (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monaville.
Also see . . . Monaville Independent School District. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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