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Rocksprings in Edwards County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Rocksprings' First School Building

 
 
Site of Rocksprings' First School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Site of Rocksprings' First School Building Marker
Inscription.  First school session in new town of Rocksprings was held in a frame house surrounded by a strong rock wall, in winter of 1891-92. Teachers were a Mr. Cole and a Mr. Vaughn (whose strong voice served instead of a bell to call "Books"). Pupils came from families of Abner Benton, a Mr. Buswell, John Campbell, Charlie Cooper, Julian Gill, West Hill, O. W. Holmes, George Maul, J. R. Sanford, Reuben Stewart, J. R. Sweeten, and Ira Wheat.

This school was succeeded by the Gem City Academy, which had 111 students in its second term.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4880.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 30° 0.948′ N, 100° 12.627′ W. Marker is in Rocksprings, Texas, in Edwards County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 377) and Price Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocksprings TX 78880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Headquarters, American Angora Goat Breeders' Assn. (about 500 feet away); Rocksprings Telephone Company (about 700 feet away); Gilmer Hotel (about 700 feet away); Edwards County (about 700 feet away); Edwards County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); The Sesquicentennial Committee Erects This Marker (about 800 feet away); Old Carson Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocksprings.
 
Site of Rocksprings' First School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Site of Rocksprings' First School Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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