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GRAPETOWN SCHOOLHOUSE
Grapetown, Texas

Grapetown, Texas ghost town
"The school house to the right and the back of the teacher's house to the left." - Jim Thompson. Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough  
Friedrich Doebbler hosted the town's first school in his home in 1859. About 1870 a nine-to-ten-month school was opened with teachers paid by subscription. A stone school was built in 1880
Grapetown schoolhouse, Texas stone schoolhouse
School Teacher's House

Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough
In 1944 Grapetown's school consolidated with Rocky Hill. The schoolhouse was purchased by the community and is in use as community center... more
Grapetown stone schoolhouse with tree, Texas
Another view of the School Teacher's House

Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough
The Texas Historical Commission Marker reads:
"In 1882, Frederick Baag donated this tract of land for the third Grapetown schoolhouse. Completed in 1884, the structure was built with labor and materials donated by the community. All seven grades were taught by one teacher. In 1905, the facility became a county school known as Grapetown Line School, District No. 14. In 1949, the schoolhouse was closed as the district was consolidated with surrounding community schools. A total of 28 teachers taught here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984"
Grapetown stone schoolhouse
Side view of the stone School Teacher's House in Grapetown

Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough
Grapetown, Texas stone schoolhouse
Back view of the stone School Teacher's House

Photo courtesy Shannan Yarbrough

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