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Oxford School -1915
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The Oxford School c. 1915
by Steve Coker

Zeph and Zora Binion deeded one acre of land located on the southwest corner of their farm to "E. P. Gregg, County Judge and his successors in office for public school purposes" on October 16, 1885.  The school may have been in operation prior to this, and I do not know the year it was closed or consolidated, but two of my aunts attended, one born in 1909, living today.
The building was the typical "one room schoolhouse" of its time, and I have heard served grades one through six. In this building was all the education that a lot of these children ever received.  Many became "sweethearts", and may lifelong partnerships were formed here, as in the case of my grandparents.
Rubye Hardin Binion, #23, age 96, widow of Lee Binnion, #16, is still living in a nursing home in Ft.Worth.  She was "ver sharp" until recently.  She shared a wealth of information on how things were around Pilot Grove early this century.  Rubye's father, Joel L. Hardin, who farmed on the Binion Place, served in the Civil War.  Rubye, a "Daughter of the Confederacy," is one of a handful living.
If you would like to know where the Oxford School was located, take Binon Road south of Pilot Grove, turn right on Taylor, left on Anderson, go south one halfmile.  There is a lane to the east.  The building was on the left past the gate and ...............



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