Central Consolidated School

Central Consolidated School (HMJH7)

Location: Pollok, TX 75969 Angelina County
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N 31° 25.709', W 94° 48.696'

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This school traces its origin to five small schools in the Pollok-Central area; Union, Durant, Pollok, Clawson, and Allentown. An effort to solve the problem of inadequate funding for each of these rural schools led to their consolidation in 1929 as the Central Consolidated Common School District.

A new brick building at this site greeted approximately 200 students in grades one through eleven when it opened in September 1929. With J.W. Dunn presiding as superintendent, Central Consolidated boasted nine teachers and had eight students in its first graduating class.

Over the years, Central Consolidated became the focal point of the community. Its growth led to the construction of separate buildings for primary, elementary, junior high and high school classes, three gymnasiums, a cafetorium, and technology and agricultural buildings. Additional schools, including Cordaway Springs and Simpson, merged with Central Consolidated in 1939-40. In 1955, Central converted from a common school district to an independent school district.

Providing a strong educational foundation and extracurricular activities for students in the northwestern part of Angelina County, Central Consolidated has played a significant role in the county's educational history.
HM NumberHMJH7
Marker Number12780
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 327818 N 3478509
Decimal Degrees31.42848333, -94.81160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.709', W 94° 48.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 42.54" N, 94° 48' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 140-7014 Alton Allen Loop, Pollok TX 75969, US
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