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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, Castell School
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Dimensions2896 x 1944
Original file size1.66 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Aug-08 15:07
Date modified15-Aug-08 08:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/250 at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Castell School

Castell School

Llano County, Texas
30 41.972' N 98 57.571' W

Text: Education for students in Castell may have begun as early as 1852, according to local oral tradition. Earliest written records indicate that the Llano County commissioners court designated the Castell School as District No. 6 in 1884, and land was deeded for the school's use six years later. Members of the community built a two-room schoolhouse, which was expanded to three classrooms in 1929. Castell School housed ten grades, so students wishing to complete their high school education did so in Llano, Fredericksburg or Mason. Due to declining enrollment, the school closed in 1948 and was consolidated with the Llano School District, but the school building remained in use as a community center.