left of Sligo - Sligo Schoolhouse|
Gibson, October 2006
in a Pecan Shell|
Pat and Kate McHugh, brother and sister ranchers
named the settlement after Sligo County in Ireland.
1903: Sligo was
granted a post office, with Kate McHugh as postmistress. The post office operated
from the McHugh’s dugout.
1920: The post office was discontinued and Plains
became the local post office.
1923: the state legislature established the
Sligo Independent School District which became the Sligo Consolidated Independent
School District in 1932.
After two schools burned - students were sent
to Denver City. The remains of a school building at Sligo was all that was left
[The building in your photo] is the two room schoolhouse with a
kitchen and two restrooms. Yoakum county sold the building and land to a farmer
some time in the 1990's.
The Cemetery is two miles south and two miles
east on the south side of the road. The church is on the north side before you
get to the Cemetery . Some of the graves have been moved, but there are three
graves there now. - Dale Thompson, April 15, 2013
County Texas 1907 Postal Map showing Sligo|
Texas General Land Office
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