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Near Comfort in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Cypress Creek School

 
 
The Cypress Creek School Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
1. The Cypress Creek School Marker
Inscription.  

Pioneer German settlers of the Cypressville community, later known as Cypress Creek, formed a school district in 1879. The original frame schoolhouse was replaced by this structure in 1908. Built of limestone quarried on Otto Lich's property, it was completed under the supervision of stonemasons Charles and Otto Bartel. Classes were held in the Cypress Creek School until 1942, when it was consolidated with the Comfort School District.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5318.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 30° 1.004′ N, 98° 58.649′ W. Marker is near Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of Stoneleigh Road and Lazy Valley Road, on the right when traveling south on Stoneleigh Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comfort TX 78013, 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. Stoneleigh Ranch (approx. 3.4 miles away); Comfort School (approx. 4.9 miles away);
The Cypress Creek School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
2. The Cypress Creek School and Marker
Battle and Massacre at Nueces River (approx. 5 miles away); Treue Der Union Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Funeral of German Patriots at Comfort, Texas (approx. 5 miles away); Comfort Community Church (approx. 5 miles away); Dedication of Monument to German Patriots (approx. 5 miles away); Ernst Hermann Altgelt (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
 
Also see . . .  Cypress Creek Texas. One of the first settlements in what is today Kerr County, the picturesque, originally German-speaking community has been the subject of numerous paintings and many historical, literary, and linguistic studies, as well as an archeological study that suggests that the well-watered valley has been inhabited for nearly 10,000 years.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Cypress Creek School and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 1, 2021
3. The Cypress Creek School and Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 1, 2021