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PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN, TEXAS

Llano County, Texas Hill Country

303339N 0985246W (30.5607426 -98.8794888)

FM 2323
20 Miles SW of Llano the county seat
N of Fredericksburg
Not shown on the state map
Population: Unknown

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Welcome to Prairie Mountain Texas
Welcome to Prairie Mountain
Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, January 10, 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

Known by various names (Starks, Putnam, Hickory) a school was constructed on the Roundtree Ranch in 1906. The school took its name from Prairie Mountain the local landmark. In the early 1910s, the Roundtree Ranch was broken into smaller parcels increasing the population. An estimated 20 families formed the community.



Historical Marker: 20 miles SW of Llano on FM 2323

Site of Prairie Mountain School

German immigrants and pioneer settlers established the Prairie Mountain community, once known as Starks, in the mid 1800s. In 1906 the Putman School near Hickory Creek relocated to this site, and was renamed Prairie Mountain School. Community members built a one-room schoolhouse, which also served as a place of worship, on land leased from Bettie A. Rountree. A larger building, constructed in 1924, served school children until Prairie Mountain consolidated with the Llano school district in 1948. The Marschall family later conveyed the land to the community. The last worship service was held here in 1970, but the building continued to serve as the Prairie Mountain community center.
(2001)

Prairie Mountain School Historical Marker Texas
Prairie Mountain School Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Ernie Wymer, January 10, 2008
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Llano County TX 1907 Postal map
1907 postal map showing Starkes in SW Llano County
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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Prairie Mountain, Texas Nearby Towns:
Llano the county seat
Fredericksburg
Austin
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