“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burke in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Burke School

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By Steve Gustafson, November 10, 2010
1. Burke School Marker
Inscription.  The community of Burke was established along the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad in 1882. S.J. and Nancy Arrington conveyed one acre of land adjoining the town on which to establish a public school. The first building, a one-room structure, was enlarged to three rooms within a few years. The 1887 enrollment was about fifty students. Voters approved a bond in 1910 to erect a brick schoolhouse for grades 1 through 7. For many years, Burke was an independent district. The brick edifice was torn down in 1935 and replaced with a larger schoolhouse built with Works Progress Administration funds. After the Burke Independent School District was consolidated with the Diboll schools in 1964, the Burke schoolhouse remained in service to the community as a senior center and polling place.
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11655.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
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By Steve Gustafson, November 10, 2010
2. Burke School
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13.954′ N, 94° 46.273′ W. Marker is in Burke, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Tidwell Road (County Road 62), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Diboll TX 75941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burke Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ryan Chapel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hoshall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thomas Lewis Latane Temple (approx. 3.2 miles away); Diboll (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Diboll Library (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fairview School (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Diboll (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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