Near Ryan in Jefferson County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Sunnyside High School
Erected 1990 by Jefferson County, Oklahoma, Board of County Commissioners.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 33° 59.917′ N, 97° 50.388′ W. Marker is near Ryan, Oklahoma, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road N2890 and County Road E2080, on the left when traveling south on County Road N2890. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ryan OK 73565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Trails in Montague County (approx. 13.6 miles away in Texas); Waurika (approx. 14.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Depending on the time of year, the marker may be obscured by weeds. Team Blakelylaw's photos were taken the 3rd day of June, and you can see how overgrown the area is already. We suspect it gets much worse over the summer.
Regarding Sunnyside High School. This has got to be Team Blakelylaw's coolest find since we started documenting the world here and at other, similar sites! We had just left another cemetery, were just getting ready to turn a corner literally in the middle of nowhere, & spotted this marker in the middle of the weeds &
We could find out very little about the school referred to in the marker. There is no town of Sunnyside in the vicinity & never had been as far as we know. The only mention we found in official state records was in a study/survey done for the Oklahoma Historical Society by the Museum of the Great Plains regarding the rural schools of southwest Oklahoma. Apparently this little school district existed for only a very few years, from about 1923 until 1929.
I suspect we'll be back in the winter to see what may be under all of the brush & poison ivy.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.