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   1850s Grayson County Schools


Barton W. Taylor established a boarding school on the site of the Methodist Church building on N. Travis St.  It was a one and one-half story building. The school housed a lower floor and an upper floor which served as a dormitory for boys. The class seats were logs cut in half with split log legs. The students consisted of day pupils from neighboring towns and Indian Territory.  The students used McGuffey readers, Smith's grammar and Blue Back Spellers. The school closed in 1855 when the owner left for California.


Students: Jesse P. Loving, J.M. Binkley, Ellen Bomar and Smith Scott from Kentuckytown; Davis Alberson and Frank Ocerton. 


?Sherman Seminary to be open for pupils October 15th.  Staff includes Professor O.D. Howe, principal and Mrs. M.A. Howe, preceptress.  Courses of instruction includes depart of music, prepatory course; 3 year mathematics and science; 4 years in classics; 3 sessions, 14 weeks each.  Ample accommodations for students from abroad.? 
Dallas Herald, 3 July 1858.

Source: Grayson County Texas by Mattie Davis Lucas and Mita Holsapple Hall c 1936 

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