Britton School

Britton School (HM2MUE)

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N 35° 18.371', W 98° 14.667'

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Established in 1911 and known as Science Hill. The school house was located one half mile east of this memorial. Later the name was changed to Britton School in honor of the pioneer family. The church located at the same site served as a Grade School.First school enumeration done in June 1912 reported 18 families in the district designated as #108 of the Gracemont School System. Oscar E. Bare was School Clerk.Britton one of the oldest schools in this area when it was closed in 1950, had 24 families. All were farmers except for 1 oil field worker, 1 mechanic and 1 day laborer. J.E. Mashaney was School Clerk.Marker is located directly under Indian Head Rock, Home of Caddo Indian Tribe.Former residents and friends gather each September for a school community reunion.Reverse:Britton SchoolPioneer FamiliesGrover Blackburn ∙ Frank Duncan ∙ Dan Costello ∙ Austin Rider ∙ W. Fred Hiddleston ∙ Colonel Catlin ∙ Bert Salyer ∙ John Griffith ∙ Paul A. Beach ∙ Alva Trout ∙ Odis Ryburh ∙ Floyd Tankersley ∙ Merv Hedrick ∙ Matt Francis ∙ E.B. Kilgore ∙ Pershing Mills ∙ Ora Duncan ∙ Joe Phillips ∙ W.M. Ramsey ∙ Alec Wheeler ∙ G.G. Braden ∙ B.B. Harris ∙

John Arthurs ∙ H.D. Wright ∙ Harl Dubois ∙ Arthur Howe ∙ Ike Richardson ∙ Lyn Harpole ∙ Oscar Bare ∙ Steve Salyer ∙ C.W. McKim ∙ John Shields ∙ Oscar Phipps ∙ L.A. Woolsworth ∙ Hubert Sipes ∙ William Shoptaw ∙ Delbert Cottrell ∙ Doc Lancaster ∙ Bill Rider ∙ A.W. McGurray ∙ Dale Wakefield ∙ Fred Salyer ∙ J.J. Embrey ∙ John Statton ∙ Albert Hedrick ∙ Dewey Yummit ∙ Amos LongchatTeachersFannie Turner ∙ Sidney Kerlick ∙ Elsie Hamilton ∙ Doyle Smith ∙ Frances Tate ∙ Virgil Acton ∙ Alberta Blakely ∙ Viola Carey ∙ Pete Friesen ∙ Stella Dieball ∙ Dough Johnson ∙ Ethel Hunter ∙ W.L. Smith ∙ Lucille Francis ∙ Ruth Campbell ∙ Lorene ThomasMarker CommitteeRamona Blackburn Rich ∙ Earl Croy ∙ Jean Dubois Duncan ∙ Betty Duncan Croy ∙ Opal Costello
Year Placed1996
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 568688 N 3907260
Decimal Degrees35.30618333, -98.24445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.371', W 98° 14.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 22.26" N, 98° 14' 40.02" W
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