Site of St. Paul-Rehburg School

Site of St. Paul-Rehburg School (HM225J)

Location: Burton, TX 77835 Washington County
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N 30° 14.355', W 96° 35.727'

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Although the earliest written records of the St. Paul and Rehburg Schools date to 1880 and 1883 respectively, local tradition suggests they originated with informal classes held at the homes of pioneer farmers in this area of Washington County in the late 1840s. A schoolhouse was erected on St. Paul Lutheran Church property in 1898. This structure served both the St. Paul and Rehberg students following the creation of a single school district in 1909.

Complaints by students that the new schoolhouse was too far from their homes prompted the County Commissioners to construct a new school building nearer the center of the school district in 1914 on land donated by Henry and Wilhelmine Kiel. A third room was added to this structure in 1936 after another local school, called Eberhardt, merged with the St. Paul-Rehburg School. Although the building burned in 1938, it was replaced with a new three-room structure the following year. In 1942 St. Paul-Rehburg provided instruction by three teachers for students through the tenth grade. The school merged with the Burton School District in 1945 and eventually closed in 1946. The school building, used by the St. Paul Lutheran Church for 15 years, was razed in 1962.
HM NumberHM225J
Year Placed1993
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 731388 N 3347742
Decimal Degrees30.23925000, -96.59545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 14.355', W 96° 35.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 14' 21.3" N, 96° 35' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4730 FM 1948, Burton TX 77835, US
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