Eugenia Pickard

Eugenia Pickard (HM1IFL)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.137', W 99° 43.01'

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A philanthropic African American woman greatly improved Abilene's minority neighborhoods. Eugenia Pickard was born in Georgia about 1877. She moved to Texas in the early 1900s and settled in Abilene. Here she owned several properties and made them available for no rent to poor families with children. She also provided places to play to African American children who had no public parks. When Pickard died in 1945, she left savings and property to the city of Abilene to be used for a new African American schoolhouse. The funds were insufficient, so instead the Eugenia Pickard Library was dedicated. Located within Abilene's Carter G. Woodson High School, it served the surrounding community as an educational and social center.
Marker Number15000
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 432624 N 3590795
Decimal Degrees32.45228333, -99.71683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.137', W 99° 43.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 8.22" N, 99° 43' 0.6" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 342-538 Cockerell Dr, Abilene TX 79601, US
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