First Rural School

First Rural School (HM15JY)

Location: Fort Davis, TX 79734 Jeff Davis County
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N 30° 31.2', W 103° 46.135'

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West of Pecos River

— (240 feet south) —

Built 1881 of adobe brick, by settlers P. H. Pruett, Cal Nations, James Dawson, Joe Dorsey. At the same time Pruett built home a half-mile west. A Texas Rangers' camp in area gave protection from Indians. Mrs. Pruett once made a midnight ride to alert Rangers to approach of Apaches.

Pruett sold home, 1883, to Fort Davis Commandant B. H. Grierson, and founded "Lone Cottonwood" Ranch 4 miles north. School was closed after he moved. In 1912 Pruett sold "Cottonwood" to H. L. Kokernot; now several Kokernot ranches use it as headquarters.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
HM NumberHM15JY
Marker Number10477
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 618115 N 3377052
Decimal Degrees30.52000000, -103.76891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.2', W 103° 46.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 12.00" N, 103° 46' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 Unnamed Road, Fort Davis TX 79734, US
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