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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Looney School

 
 
The Looney School Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
1. The Looney School Marker
Inscription.  During the years of 1860-70 in Gilmer, Morgan H. Looney had a school widely known for high academic standards, attracting many East Texas boarding pupils. Site was 4 blocks to the north.

Boys and girls had separate entrances, separate study halls kept by teacher on a platform. Socials were held once a month.

People there achieved fame later. O. M. Roberts, a teacher, was governor, Supreme Court chief justice. 3 girls married governors. Charles Culberson, later governor and U. S. Senator, was one of many students who made great achievements.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11326.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 32° 43.774′ N, 94° 56.677′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Buffalo Street and Davis Street, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located on the northwest corner of the Upshur County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

The Looney School Marker on the north side of the Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
2. The Looney School Marker on the north side of the Courthouse.
distance of this marker. Upshur County Bell (a few steps from this marker); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.A. Leather Factories (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Gilmer Mirror" (about 500 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
Also see . . .  More about the Looney School in Gilmer. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
South side of Courthouse, marker is on North side. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. South side of Courthouse, marker is on North side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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