Details for Westover School (Atlas Number 5023012746)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5023012746


Marker Number 12746
Atlas Number 5023012746
Marker Title Westover School
Index Entry Westover School
City Seymour
County Baylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 498373
UTM Northing 3706215
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 2002
Marker Location 16 mi. SE of Seymour on SH 114 at Hale Rd.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Westover School One-half mile east of this site is the location of the former Westover School, which served students in this part of Baylor County from 1910 until 1950. School classes first met in the Church of Christ building in Westover until trustees constructed a frame schoolhouse in 1911. Six years later, that building was replaced by a two-story brick building, which held all eleven grades and included seven classrooms, a library and an auditorium. Enrollment reached 400 students by the 1930s, but with abandonment of the rail line in 1942 and the general movement of people from rural areas after World War II, the student population declined, and Westover School closed in 1950. (2002)