Burke School

Burke School (HMPBN)

Location: Burke, TX 75941 Angelina County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.954', W 94° 46.273'

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The community of Burke was established along the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad in 1882. S.J. and Nancy Arrington conveyed one acre of land adjoining the town on which to establish a public school. The first building, a one-room structure, was enlarged to three rooms within a few years. The 1887 enrollment was about fifty students. Voters approved a bond in 1910 to erect a brick schoolhouse for grades 1 through 7. For many years, Burke was an independent district. The brick edifice was torn down in 1935 and replaced with a larger schoolhouse built with Works Progress Administration funds. After the Burke Independent School District was consolidated with the Diboll schools in 1964, the Burke schoolhouse remained in service to the community as a senior center and polling place.
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HM NumberHMPBN
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Marker Number11655
Year Placed1998
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 331308 N 3456728
Decimal Degrees31.23256667, -94.77121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.954', W 94° 46.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 57.24" N, 94° 46' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3768-3924 County Rd 62, Burke TX 75941, US
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