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Ireland in Coryell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Ireland School

 
 
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By QuesterMark, December 1, 2014
1. Site of the Ireland School Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. School classes were first conducted in a church tabernacle when Ireland was founded in 1911. The town was platted on the Coryell-Hamilton County line and named for Texas Governor John Ireland (1827-1896). A wooden frame school was erected in 1914, and in 1921 five acres were purchased at this site for a new two-story brick school building. Peak enrollment occurred in 1940 when thirty students graduated. All grades were taught here until 1943 when high school classes moved to the Jonesboro and Evant Schools. This school closed in 1964, and the building was demolished in 1984.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2651.)
 
Location. 31° 34.24′ N, 97° 58.059′ W. Marker is in Ireland, Texas, in Coryell County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 932 and Rice Road, on the left when traveling north on Route 932. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro TX 76538, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Purmela Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wood Cemetery (approx. 6.7
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By QuesterMark, December 1, 2014
2. Site of the Ireland School Marker vicinity
miles away); First United Methodist Church of Evant (approx. 12.6 miles away); Evant (approx. 12.7 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 13.2 miles away); Benjamin F. Gholson (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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