The Looney School
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
Also see . . . More about the Looney School in Gilmer. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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.