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

Public Education in Terrell

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1. Marker is missing
Inscription.  On July 3, 1883, the citizens of Terrell voted overwhelmingly to establish and support a system of public schools. The first classes were held in September of that year in buildings that had previously been occupied by various private schools. In 1885, Terrell's first public school building, a three-story brick structure, was completed at the corner of Moore and Ann streets. It burned in 1913, and classes were held at the site of the former Wesley College until a replacement was completed in 1914. Over the years additional facilities have been built as the student population increased.

The Terrell School System has been served by able leaders throughout its history. D. A. Paulas served the first superintendent. From 1893 to 1918 the district was headed by S. M. N. Marrs, who went on to become state superintendent of public instruction in 1922.

Since its beginning in 1883 and its first graduating class in 1886, the Terrell schools have produced fine community citizens and leaders. Public education in Terrell has had a significant impact on the development and growth of the town and the surrounding area.
Public Education in Terrell Marker (recent location) image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 21, 2016
2. Public Education in Terrell Marker (recent location)
Maker was located on the wall next to the stairwell.
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1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8543.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 45.794′ N, 96° 16.806′ W. Marker was in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Town North Drive and Poetry Road (Farm to Market Road 986). Maker was removed during Terrell High School renovation. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 701 Town North Drive, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Porter Farms (approx. one mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Terrell (approx. one mile away); John H. Corley Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); The R. L. Warren House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Walter P. and Meck Allen House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Victorian Residence, 1883 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Terrell Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away); S. M. N. Marrs (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
Terrell High School image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 21, 2016
3. Terrell High School
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2016.   2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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