Site of Willow Ranch School

Site of Willow Ranch School (HMHRX)

Location: Manor, TX 78653 Travis County
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N 30° 23.624', W 97° 27.316'

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Travis County landowner Peter Carr Wells (1856-1913) donated a plot of land on his ranch to the Willow Ranch School District in 1894. Four years later, a school was established on this site. Most of those who attended were the children of Swedish immigrant farmers; some sharecropped the P. C. Wells land. Students learned basic skills as well as Texas history, geography, art, and physical education, and participated in interscholastic league competitions. Another room was added in 1906, providing space for community clubs and other social gatherings as well as for classes. The school closed in 1938 and the students were transferred to the Kimbro School District.
Marker Number12252
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 648403 N 3363427
Decimal Degrees30.39373333, -97.45526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.624', W 97° 27.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 37.44" N, 97° 27' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15001-15099 Wells School Rd, Manor TX 78653, US
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