Details for Morris Ranch Schoolhouse (Atlas Number 5171010086)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010086


Marker Number 10086
Atlas Number 5171010086
Marker Title Morris Ranch Schoolhouse
Index Entry Morris Ranch Schoolhouse
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 498656
UTM Northing 3343083
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; educational buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from intersection of US 290 and SH 16 in Fredericksburg, take SH 16 S approx. 9 miles to Morris Ranch Rd.; then west on ranch road approx. 2.4 miles
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1893, this schoolhouse was one of several structures located on the Morris Ranch, a noted center for the breeding and training of thoroughbred horses. Several local churches also used the native limestone building for worship services. The central section housed an assembly hall and each wing contained a classroom. The public school continued in operation until 1962, when it merged with the Fredericksburg district (13 mi. NE). Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980