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Bloomfield Schoolhouse - 1883 - Pilot Point, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 23.657 W 096° 57.687
14S E 689597 N 3696855
Quick Description: "Constructed in 1883", the old Bloomfield School was rescued from the creation of nearby Lake Ray Roberts back in 1976, and today, it enjoys its retirement at 300 S Washington St, Pilot Point, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2017 7:04:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMWHQK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
There are three signs here that date the building. One stands by the curb and says "Bloomfield SchoolHouse One Room 1883", while the second stands right in front of the school, "Bloomfield Schoolhouse Built 1883". The third is a "Sign of History" that provides some background:

Constructed in 1883

Bloomfield School stands on its original rock foundation. Originally built one mile NW of Pilot Point. In 1976 it was displaced by Lake Ray Roberts and moved to the University of North Texas. In 1996 the building was moved to Pilot Point. Serves as a 4th grade pioneer classroom.

Sponsored by
Texas New Mexico Power Co. &
Pilot Point Main Street 2009

The Bloomfield-Jones Cemetery is a few miles from here, not far from the lake that displaced Bloomfield and some of the surrounding communities. Before the area was flooded, graves from the Jones Family cemetery and the Bloomfield Cemetery were combined to create Bloomfield-Jones, and those burials comprise the majority of what's up front in that cemetery. Behind them, along the east side of the cemetery fence, are burials from McKinney/Union Hill (near Sanger), Emberson Chapel (near Tioga), and the Mann family cemetery. In some cases, burials from those cemeteries were moved to cemeteries in Tioga, Pilot Point, and Sanger. The Pilot Point Cemetery has a dedicated "Bloomfield" section, in fact.

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1883

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
Bloomfield SchoolHouse One Room 1883 Bloomfield Schoolhouse Built 1883

Website (if available): [Web Link]

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