Site of the Ireland School

Site of the Ireland School (HM1D18)

Location: Jonesboro, TX 76538 Coryell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 34.24', W 97° 58.059'

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School classes were first conducted in a church tabernacle when Ireland was founded in 1911. The town was platted on the Coryell-Hamilton County line and named for Texas Governor John Ireland (1827-1896). A wooden frame school was erected in 1914, and in 1921 five acres were purchased at this site for a new two-story brick school building. Peak enrollment occurred in 1940 when thirty students graduated. All grades were taught here until 1943 when high school classes moved to the Jonesboro and Evant Schools. This school closed in 1964, and the building was demolished in 1984.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
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HM NumberHM1D18
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Marker Number2651
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 597965 N 3493311
Decimal Degrees31.57066667, -97.96765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 34.24', W 97° 58.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 34' 14.40" N, 97° 58' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7010 Farm to Market 932, Jonesboro TX 76538, US
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