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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bell's Hill School

 
 
Bell's Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 4, 2022
1. Bell's Hill School Marker
Inscription.  In March 1886, Joseph D. Bell drilled Waco's first artesian well, and the area around the well became known as Bell's Hill. The Waco School District opened the Sixth District School at 6th and Franklin streets in 1889; it was moved to a new structure at 15th and Burnett by 1904. All district schools were given official names in 1906, and the Sixth District School became the Bell's Hill School. The school building collapsed in 1923 because the soil beneath it was unstable. A new structure was erected at the former location of the Bell Water Company's well in 1925. The facility was expanded in 1954, with further expansions and additions made in 1988. In 1998 the school served approximately 600 students.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12073.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1886.
 
Location. 31° 32.222′ N, 97° 8.375′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is at the intersection of South 22nd Street and Cleveland Avenue, on the left
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when traveling south on South 22nd Street. The marker is located on the southwest section of Bell's Hill Elementary School by 22nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waco TX 76706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Texas Cotton Palace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Albert Turner Clifton House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Evangelia Settlement (approx. 0.8 miles away); Austin Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Austin Avenue Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Mary's Church of the Assumption (approx. one mile away); Elite Cafe (approx. one mile away); Columbus Avenue Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
The Bell's Hill School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 4, 2022
2. The Bell's Hill School and Marker
The view of the Bell's Hill School and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 4, 2022
3. The view of the Bell's Hill School and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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