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

Mount Blanc School

 
 
Mount Blanc School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By JoAnn Myers, March 15, 2010
1. Mount Blanc School Marker
Inscription.  In 1883, Mount Blanc School organized out of the Oatmeal School System. J. J. McGlothin deeded land for the school site and served with S. H. Campbell and J. T. Chamberlain as the original trustees. Several members of the Chamberlain family taught at Mount Blanc. The schoolhouse was built on Old Burnet Highway and served eight grades. The original building had a classroom on one side and the teacher's living quarters on the other, with a second classroom later added. Besides the scholastic curriculum, Mount Blanc played other schools in volleyball and tennis, and notably participated in a World War II scrap metal drive. The school consolidated with Bertram in 1946, and the schoolhouse was torn down in 1997.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15943.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 30° 43.669′ N, 98° 8.699′ W. Marker is near Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on County Road 330, 2˝ miles west of County Road 243, on the right
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when traveling west. Site is located on CR 330 between Burnet and Bertram. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, 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. Mount Zion Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Early Oatmeal School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Airy Mount Barn (approx. 4.2 miles away); Oatmeal Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Holland Springs (approx. 4.6 miles away); George Whitaker Home (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bertram (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Galloway House (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
 
Mount Blanc School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 15, 2019
2. Mount Blanc School Marker
Wide view of marker facing southeast.
Mount Blanc School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By JoAnn Myers, March 15, 2010
3. Mount Blanc School Marker
Carolyn Cross, left, and Leoma Crook. Ms. Cross researched and wrote the application for the marker, after urging by Ms. Crook, who provided information and funding.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas.   2. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 15, 2024