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Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mount Pleasant Colored School

 
 
Mount Pleasant Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
1. Mount Pleasant Colored School Marker
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Built in 1919 on a site donated in 1886 by J.R. Couts, the Weatherford Colored School was the only African American School in the city. The school, which was renamed Mount Pleasant Colored School in 1936, was a two-room brick building. An additional frame building called Wilson Hall was added in 1950 for upper grades. High school students were driven to Fort Worth. After Weatherford Schools integrated following the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the school closed. Renovations started in 2011. The Mount Pleasant Colored School symbolized the African American Community's endurance and commitment to education, with dedicated teachers providing quality instruction for grades 1-9 for many years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2018
 
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20039.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 32° 45.388′ N, 97° 48.614′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County
Mount Pleasant Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
2. Mount Pleasant Colored School Marker
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. Marker is on Dubellette Street south of West Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Dubellette Street, Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chandor Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Claude Wright House (approx. 0.6 miles away); All Saints' Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1933 Weatherford City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Weatherford (approx. Ύ mile away); Citizens National Bank (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
 
Mount Pleasant Colored School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 9, 2021
3. Mount Pleasant Colored School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022