Details for Mary's Creek School (Atlas Number 5507013899)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013899


Marker Number 13899
Atlas Number 5507013899
Marker Title Mary's Creek School
Index Entry Mary's Creek School
City Bomarton
County Baylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 468338
UTM Northing 3705564
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 2007
Marker Location 5 mi. E, cor of FM 1152 and CR 451
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1906, the Wichita Valley Railroad built from Seymour to Abilene, establishing the town of Bomarton and consolidating settlement here. Mary's Creek School was one of 38 rural schools in Baylor County. Trustees organized the school in February 1908 and built a schoolhouse soon after. The original building was one room, with a second classroom added about 1926. Additional structures included boys' and girls' outhouses, a coal house, a cistern and a teacherage. The peak attendance for Mary's Creek School was 69 pupils in 1930-31. By 1948 area children attended Bomarton School, and through consolidation, Seymour was the only school district in the county by 1955. (2007)