Site of Rocksprings' First School Building
Marker Text: First school session in new town of Rocksprings was held in a frame house surrounded by a strong rock wall, in winter of 1891-92. Teachers were a Mr. Cole and a Mr. Vaughn (whose strong voice served instead of a bell to call "Books"). Pupils came from families of Abner Benton, a Mr. Buswell, John Campbell, Charlie Cooper, Julian Gill, West Hill, O. W. Holmes, George Maul, J. R. Sanford, Reuben Stewart, J. R. Sweeten, and Ira Wheat. This school was succeeded by the Gem City Academy, which had 111 students in its second term. (1972)
Marker No: 4880
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Geographic: 30.015800, -100.210449
Location: 2 blocks west of Intersection of US Highway 377 and SH 55 on SH 55; Rocksprings.