Marker Details

McGhee Elementary School Building

1st Street at Crockett

Channelview , 77530

Notes: marker being stored at another school pending re-installation after some construction work at McGhee., contact Asst. Prin. Stephanie Green; Stephanie Green, Assistant Principal, DeZavala Elementary - 281-452-6008 ext.151

Directions: From I-10 exit Shelton Road, south 1 short block (approx. 100 feet) to First Street, east on First four tenths of a mile to Crockett; building is inside the fenced grounds of DeZavala Elementary School, the school entrance is on Second Street

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:

Built before 1916, this one-room schoolhouse served the black children of this area. It originally stood about 1/2 mile east of this site on land donated by Joseph McGhee, a black farmer who also helped with the construction. With one teacher and seven grades, the school was typical of many in rural communities in Harris County in the early 1900s. McGhee School operated until 1942.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979

Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 498 G

GPS Coordinates: 29 46.637, 95 06.942

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10725