Murray Common School (Former) – Murray TX

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Description

The Murray Common School was built in 1935 at a cost of $5,000, and was constructed in two months. The school building was still in use as a community center in 1972, however, the rock structure was demolished at some point after that. Workers from the Newcastle area were transported to Murray in a Ford Model T pickup truck owned by B. C. “Slats” Wooldridge. The project is not documented as to agency, however there was a CCC camp in nearby Graham which constructed other school buildings in the area.

Source notes

D. D. Cusenbary Memoirs (1972. Early days in Murray community. Retrieved from rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dorman Holub. Personal communication March 18, 2013. Young County Historian.

G. R. Wooldridge. Personal communication March 13, 2013.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on October 8, 2013.

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Location Info


Highway 209
Murray, TX 76450

Coordinates: 33.056389, -98.899883

One comment on “Murray Common School (Former) – Murray TX

  1. Stephen Taylor

    The school was at 33° 3’23.00″N 98°53’59.58″W.

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