LIBERTY SCHOOL, NO. 20
was organized in the early 1880's on the Emmett Elam ranch. seven grades
were taught in Liberty School in 1911. In 1926
the Liberty School moved to a new location when a two story brick
building with an auditorium was constructed. In 1928 at the picnic on the
last day of school a spark from the barbecue fire ignited the building and
this building burned to the ground.
During the summer of 1928 a new one
story brick school was built. The location of the school has been changed
four times and its last location in extreme southeastern corner of Hamilton
County was near the Hamilton and Coryell line on FM
1241--twelve miles southeast of Hamilton. Students in this school
came from both counties. The school board in 1924-25 included T. L.
Calhoun, Jack Billingsley, and W. H. Adcock who employed
F. E. Tutt, Miss Geneva Morris, and Miss Virginia Michael as
teachers. At one time grades one through ten were taught in this school.
In 1936 Liberty School had a 250 seat auditorium with stage, and a
Delco plant to provide lighting. The teacherage had a garage, barn,
garden, and cow pasture. Teachers were A. L. McFadden, Principal;
Lorraine Gordon, and Dessie Baize (who would later become my
first grade teacher, Mrs. Claude Griggs.) . Liberty School
consolidated with Evant in 1954.