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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Looney School

 
 
The Looney School Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. The Looney School Marker is missing.
Inscription.  During the years of 1860-70 in Gilmer, Morgan H. Looney had a school widely known for high academic standards, attracting many East Texas boarding pupils. Site was 4 blocks to the north.

Boys and girls had separate entrances, separate study halls kept by teacher on a platform. Socials were held once a month.

People there achieved fame later. O. M. Roberts, a teacher, was governor, Supreme Court chief justice. 3 girls married governors. Charles Culberson, later governor and U. S. Senator, was one of many students who made great achievements.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11326.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 43.744′ N, 94° 56.668′ W. Marker was in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of East Marshall Street (Texas Route 154) and Simpson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 100 West Tyler Street, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson

Marker was in the area to the right, and beyond, the flag pole. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Marker was in the area to the right, and beyond, the flag pole.
(a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Trace (a few steps from this marker); Sam Houston Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.A. Leather Factories (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Gilmer Mirror" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (about 700 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
Also see . . .  More about the Looney School in Gilmer. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Education
 
The Looney School Marker is missing from its location to right of walkway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. The Looney School Marker is missing from its location to right of walkway.
 

More. Search the internet for The Looney School.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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