(1872 - 1944)In the 1880s Presbyterian missionary Alexander R. Wilson began conducting school in the rural South Prong community of Ellis County. One of his pupils was a promising black farm boy named William Henry Burnett. Through Wilson's personal guidance, Burnett received an education and was awarded a scholarship to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Trained as a teacher, he returned to Texas where he dedicated his life to the education of black children.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 754695 N 3624265|
|Decimal Degrees||32.72678333, -96.28230000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 43.607', W 96° 16.938'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 43' 36.42" N, 96° 16' 56.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||972, 214|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 83 S Rockwall Ave, Terrell TX 75160, US|
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