Centennial School

Centennial School (HM1S16)

Location: Talpa, TX 76882 Coleman County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 47.921', W 99° 32.638'

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In 1936, the Valera, Bowen, White Chapel and New Central communities established a common high school. The new centralized campus - the second rural high school in Coleman County - was named to commemorate Texas' centennial of independence celebrated that year. After the original frame school burned in 1940, Federal grants from the Works Progress Administration helped build a new schoolhouse, gymnasium and teacherage. Consolidation created the Talpa-Centennial District in 1958 and then Panther Creek in 1986, with this campus serving as an elementary school. After a new Panther Creek school opened near Voss in 1988, this site became a cooperative alternative school and later a recreational lodge.
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HM NumberHM1S16
Marker Number15264
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 448507 N 3518250
Decimal Degrees31.79868333, -99.54396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.921', W 99° 32.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 55.26" N, 99° 32' 38.28" 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 FM 503, Talpa TX 76882, US
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