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Site of Stony Point School

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 13529

Year Dedicated:  2006

Marker Size: 27″ x 42″

Marker Text: 

Stony Point School was established in Williamson County by 1891. Children living in the rural area attended the school, which served students from grades one through eight. Most of the students were sons and daughters of families that emigrated from Sweden. For many of the children, attendance at the school was their first exposure to English on a regular basis. As students learned and mastered English, they brought the new language home. Thus, the school assisted in breaking the language barrier for the newly arrived Swedes, helping to acclimate them to this land. In addition, the school gave many of the students, who often lived on farms, their only formal education.

The school changed locations twice in its years of existence. The first location was in a one-room building on the Noack Ranch nicknamed Noack’s Ark. The students affectionately called it Arken, Swedish for ark. The school later moved to locations west and southwest of the original site. In 1942, the school officially closed, as historic Stony Point merged with the Round Rock Independent School District. Still, alumni and teachers have gathered biennially to celebrate the former school.

In 1999, a new high school opened in Round Rock, and a committee formed to recommend a name chose Stony Point in honor of the pioneer school. Stony Point High School stands as a modern structure in a growing district, but its name reflects a different time, when a small school served the residents of what was then a rural community.     (2006)

Additional Plaques:

Given in Loving Memory and honor of Alfred & Esther Telander and their nine children.  Nov. 25, 2008.

Dedicated in Memory of our Loving Parents.  EX-STUDENTS October 18, 2009

Address: 122 E Old Settlers Blvd

Primary City: Round Rock

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: E Old Settlers Blvd (CR 113) at Red Bud Trail (CR 122)

Longitude: -97.615

Latitude: 30.5465

Verified Location:  Verified 2/1/2017 & 3/15/2017