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Pond Springs Community and School

 
 
Pond Springs Community and School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 24, 2018
1. Pond Springs Community and School Marker
Inscription. After James O. Rice settled in the 1850s near a spring-fed pond, the area was called “Pond Springs”. By 1854 a log school building was erected near the pond (1 Mi. N) and also served for worship and a social center. Thomas S. Rutledge ran a nearby store, post office and blacksmith shop. After the post office closed in 1880 and the Austin & Northwestern Railroad bypassed Pond Springs in 1882, the community declined. The school was consolidated in 1903 with Jollyville, moved to this site in 1927, and became part of the Round Rock district in 1969.
 
Erected 1979 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9325.)
 
Location. 30° 26.772′ N, 97° 45.911′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Williamson County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7825 Elkhorn Mountain Trl, Austin TX 78729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jollyville Community and School (approx. ¾ mile away); Jolly Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pond Springs Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Cedar Chopping in Central Texas (approx. 3.1 miles away);
Pond Springs Community and School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 24, 2018
2. Pond Springs Community and School Marker
Wide-area view of marker and school.
St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Waters Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Granite for the State Capitol (approx. 4.2 miles away); Merrilltown Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Pond Springs Community and School. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 25, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Previous Pond Springs School image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 24, 2018
3. Previous Pond Springs School
Location of marker before moved in 2006.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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