Site of Primrose School

Site of Primrose School (HM1E9F)

Location: Ropesville, TX 79358 Hockley County
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N 33° 24.042', W 102° 10.053'

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First public school in Hockley County; named for a wild prairie flower. In 1902 homesteaders had begun farming here. By 1909 their children needed education, so the parents hauled lumber by wagon from Big Spring (about 100 mi. S), donated labor, and built a one-room schoolhouse. Classes began Dec. 13, 1909, with pupils from the Ardis, Baker, Blankenship, Brown, Carter, Cowan, Dixon, Perritt, Rose, and Witherspoon families. The schoolhouse served as polling place, church, and public meeting hall until 1917, when Ropesville was established about a mile away, with better facilities.
HM NumberHM1E9F
Marker Number4874
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 763435 N 3699296
Decimal Degrees33.40070000, -102.16755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24.042', W 102° 10.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 2.52" N, 102° 10' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 951-999 Unnamed Road, Ropesville TX 79358, US
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