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Manor in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clayton Vocational Institute

 
 
Clayton Vocational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
1. Clayton Vocational Institute Marker
Inscription. In 1903 the Rev. Joseph E. Clayton was called to be principal of Manor's first black school. Under his leadership, the educational program included vocational and mechanical training, as well as the study of languages, arts, and sciences. In 1919 the facility became part of the public school system and was known as Clayton Vocational Institute. Clayton, who served as principal until 1925, later was an active leader in the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Throughout its history, the separate school for black students produced a number of outstanding graduates.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14291.)
 
Location. 30° 20.422′ N, 97° 33.805′ W. Marker is in Manor, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West Carrie Manor Street west of Abernathy Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 West Carrie Manor Street, Manor TX 78653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bloor House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery (approx. 2 miles
Clayton Vocational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
2. Clayton Vocational Institute Marker
Marker is visible in background along with various people in attendance of the rededication ceremony including Travis County Commissioner, Jeff Travillion Precinct One, and several members of the Travis County Historical Commission.
away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.8 miles away); Barr Mansion (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lockwood Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. John Church (approx. 6 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dessau (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been moved several times in recent years but was rededicated on February 24, 2017 as part of Black History Month. The marker is now located at the entrance to the Manor Library Community Center, the only remaining building of the original Clayton Institute.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Clayton Vocational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 24, 2017
3. Clayton Vocational Institute Marker
Rededication ceremony 02-24-2017.
Clayton Vocational Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Clayton Vocational Institute Marker
Program from marker rededication 02-24-2017
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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