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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House

 
 
St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
1. St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House Marker
Inscription.  St. Stephens Episcopal Church is one of the oldest Protestant churches west of the Pecos River. Originally, the church was constructed as St. Mark's Church in Pecos in 1896. The church was moved to its present location in 1958 at the south end of the fort grounds, where services are still held.

The Rollins Sibley House is a one-story, L plan adobe residence that was built on a portion of the fort hospital foundation in 1905, by the Rollins family. The residence was later purchased by the Sibley family. The Sibleys donated the home to the county in 1966 and it is currently under the care of the Pecos County Historical Commission.

The Hovey School was established at a railroad stop named after railway executive G.B. Hovey alongside the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railroad, about 40 miles west of Fort Stockton, along the Pecos/Brewster County line. By 1913, Hovey contained a Railroad depot, housing for railroad workers, livestock shipping pens, a post office, general store, gas pump, a rancher's H.Q. home, and school house for community and area ranch kids. The original school house burned in 1916. W.C. Shafter built the
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2nd school house, which contained one large room, for grades one through seven. Hovey School officially closed in 1938. In 1987, the Hovey School House was moved onto the Old Fort grounds where the Pecos County Historical Commission maintains the facility.

Captions
Upper Right: Putting the steeple on St. Stephens - 1958
Middle Left: Rollins House - 1905
Lower Right: 80 year old Ada Fuller Criswell Hovey School Teacher - 1914
 
Erected by Historic Ft. Stockton Driving Tour. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 30° 53.167′ N, 102° 52.524′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and North Spring Street, on the left when traveling east on East 2nd Street. The marker is located at the corner of the intersection in front of the Rollins Sibley House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East 2nd Street, Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Comanche Springs Pool & Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Hovey School
The view of the St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
2. The view of the St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House Marker from the street
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Comanche Springs (about 300 feet away); "The Old Fort" (about 300 feet away); Fort Stockton Guard House (about 400 feet away); O. W. Williams (about 500 feet away); The Enlisted Soldier (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Hovey School, and Rollings Sibley House. Fort Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau (Submitted on July 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The St. Stephens Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
3. The St. Stephens Episcopal Church
The Rollins Sibley House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
4. The Rollins Sibley House
The Hovey School Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
5. The Hovey School Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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