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Forney in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Forney Independent School District

Forney Independent School District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rheba Bybee, June 26, 2016
1. Forney Independent School District Marker
Inscription.  Public education began in Forney (then named Brooklyn) about 1868 when a 16' x 16' room was built, serving as both a schoolhouse and Union church. Forney School District No. 9, formed in 1876, was part of a county-wide school system. In 1889 the first structure was replaced by a 2-story wooden school building. In 1899 the Forney Independent School District was formed. An imposing brick and stone building superseded the wooden structure in 1903. The present edifice was erected in 1938 by a WPA grant. Recent activities included the restoration of the 1938 Forney High School building.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8519.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 32° 44.632′ N, 96° 28.548′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bois d'Arc Street and College Street, on the right when traveling south on South Bois d'Arc Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 S Bois d'Arc St, Forney TX 75126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forney High School Building (within shouting distance of this marker); William and Blanche Brooks House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKellar House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dick P. Moore House (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1899 Automobile Trip (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Madison McDonald (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dixie Overland Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forney.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 54 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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