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Near Jonestown in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cox Springs School

1908 - 1960

 
 
Cox Springs School Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2018
1. Cox Springs School Marker
Inscription.  

This one room building was moved to this site in 1940 from Cox Springs near Sylvester Ford. In 1960 the last group of students who were in 1st thru 11th grades were moved to "the little red schoolhouse" on Lohman's Ford Road and the name changed to Lago Vista School.
 
Erected by North Shore Heritage & Cultural Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 30° 27.293′ N, 97° 57.106′ W. Marker is near Jonestown, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Natures Way west of Sunswept Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18725 Old Burnet Road, Leander TX 78645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudson Bend (approx. 3.7 miles away); Anderson’s Mill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Community of Nameless (approx. 5.1 miles away); Maxey Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); John M. King Log House
Cox Springs School Marker and School image. Click for full size.
By Cox Springs School Restoration Society
2. Cox Springs School Marker and School
Cox Springs School Restoration Society with marker and school as it is today before restoration.
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(approx. 6 miles away); Lohmans Crossing (approx. 6 miles away); Cypress School (approx. 7 miles away); Cedar Park Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Cox Springs Schoolhouse Restoration Society website. (Submitted on November 23, 2021.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Age of current building.
The current building, the one shown in the 1936 Defender, is likely that rebuilt in 1928 after a fire in 1927 (Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas) · 22 Mar 1928, Thu · Page 6).
    — Submitted December 2, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.
 
Cox Springs School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 21, 2021
3. Cox Springs School Marker
Wide-angle of marker as it is today; it too is in need of restoration. Marker is located on a side of school facing Old Burnet Road and hard to photograph from a distance due to fence that is now around the building for protection.
Cox Springs School image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Cox Springs School
The school in its original location and staff as they appeared in the 1936 Defender, a yearbook for Travis County rural schools.
Cox Springs School image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 21, 2021
5. Cox Springs School
Photo of school as it is today before restoration. This is the same general angle as photo from 1936: main porch entrance to left; rear porch entry to right; windows visible, today with shutters.
Cox Springs School image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 21, 2021
6. Cox Springs School
School as it is today before restoration. Porch is main entry; marker is on backside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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