Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mount Pleasant Colored School
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 Americans • Education. 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 CountyTouch 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); James Claude Wright House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Parker County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Parker County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); August 17, 1945 B-29 Crash (approx. 0.8 miles away); Soldier Spring Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
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 21 times since then. 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.