Site of Pecan Springs School

Site of Pecan Springs School (HM1634)

Location: Austin, TX 78723 Travis County
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N 30° 17.862', W 97° 41.256'

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In community where scalping and dramatic rescue of Josiah Wilbarger occurred in 1833. By 1875 area had developed so much that a schoolhouse was built at this site. Original 30 x 40 - foot structure was set on 4.68 acres of land. A Mr. Goodnight was the first teacher; he had 85 pupils in one-room school.

Later, under county system, this became District Number 61. Its southern boundary was the Colorado River. By 1943 it had six teachers. It was annexed to Austin in 1951; closed in 1956.
HM NumberHM1634
Marker Number15647
Year Placed1973
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 626203 N 3352502
Decimal Degrees30.29770000, -97.68760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.862', W 97° 41.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 51.72" N, 97° 41' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5072-5080 Manor Rd, Austin TX 78723, US
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