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Angelina County School Photographs, 1930's

These photographs, mostly taken during the 1930's, show the buildings and grounds of many of Angelina County's schools that would soon be consolidated. They are from our Angelina County School Superintendent's Records, 2004:022. A file containing maps that show school district boundaries in 1924 and 2010 is provided here to help users locate schools and areas of interest.


Shawnee Prairie School Number 43

Shawnee Prairie School Number 43

The community of Shawnee Prairie is one of the oldest in Angelina County, and its school was organized by 1885, being included in the county School Registry of that year. It was classified as an elementary in 1919 and as a two year high school in 1930.  It consolidated with Manning School in 1940 as an elementary school and closed in 1952.

Simpson School Number 54

Simpson School Number 54

Simpson Common School District formed in 1920, dividing part of Cordaway Springs No. 30. It was classified as an elementary school in 1930, when part of the district was transferred to the Wells district, in neighboring Cherokee County. The remainder of the Simpson district combined with Central Common School District in 1939.

Zavalla School Number 6

Zavalla School Number 6

Zavalla Common School District began about 1900. The first school was built of lumber and had two rooms. In the 1920’s  the community built a two-story brick building and added a new high school building in 1925. In 1919 it was classified as a two year high school, but had grown to a four year high school by 1930. In 1952, Zavalla became an independent district.

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