Site of Stony Point School

Site of Stony Point School (HMH8A)

Location: Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County
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N 30° 32.789', W 97° 36.9'

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Stony Point School was established in Williamson County by 1891. Children living in the rural area attended the school, which served students from grades one through eight. Most of the students were sons and daughters of families that emigrated from Sweden. For many of the children, attendance at school was their first exposure to English on a regular basis. As students learned and mastered English, they brought the new language home. Thus, the school assisted in breaking the language barrier for the newly arrived Swedes, helping to acclimate them to this land. In addition, the school gave many of the students, who often lived on farms, their only formal education.

The school changed locations twice in its years of existence. The first location was in a one-room building on the Noack Ranch nicknamed Noack's Ark. The students affectionately called in Arken, Swedish for ark. The school later moved to locations west and southwest of the original site. In 1942, the school officially closed, as historic Stony Point merged with the Round Rock Independent School District. Still, alumni and teachers have gathered biennially to celebrate the former school.

In 1999, a new high school opened in Round Rock, and a committee formed to recommend a name chose Stony Point in honor of the pioneer school. Stony Point High School stands as a modern structure in a growing district, but its name reflects a different time, when a small school served the residents of what was then a rural community.
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HM NumberHMH8A
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Marker Number13529
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 632848 N 3380158
Decimal Degrees30.54648333, -97.61500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 32.789', W 97° 36.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 32' 47.34" N, 97° 36' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 E Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock TX 78664, US
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