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

Centennial School

 
 
Centennial School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
1. Centennial School Marker
Inscription.  In 1936, the Valera, Bowen, White Chapel and New Central communities established a common high school. The new centralized campus – the second rural high school in Coleman County – was named to commemorate Texas’ centennial of independence celebrated that year. After the original frame school burned in 1940, Federal grants from the Works Progress Administration helped build a new schoolhouse, gymnasium and teacherage. Consolidation created the Talpa-Centennial District in 1958 and then Panther Creek in 1986, with this campus serving as an elementary school. After a new Panther Creek school opened near Voss in 1988, this site became a cooperative alternative school and later a recreational lodge.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15264.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 31° 47.921′ N, 99° 32.638′ W. Marker is near Valera, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 503, 0.2 miles south of County Road 422, on
Marker in Front of Centennial School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
2. Marker in Front of Centennial School
View to west across Farm-to-Market Road 503
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the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talpa TX 76882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valera Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Richard A. Pauley (approx. 4.2 miles away); White Chapel Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Blair House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Coleman County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Original Coleman County Court House (approx. 7.4 miles away); Western Cattle Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valera.
 
View to North on Farm-to-Market Road 503 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
3. View to North on Farm-to-Market Road 503
Marker is on left (west) side of road
Centennial School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
4. Centennial School
Centennial School Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
5. Centennial School Gymnasium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Oct. 7, 2022