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Historic Ruins of Abandoned Mosheim School

The Mosheim School ruins are at 3204 on Farm-to-Market road 217 in the town of Mosheim, the city of Valley Mills, Bosque County, in the Edwards Plateau region of Texas.

The first settlers arrived in Mosheim in the 1850’s. The first store and post office was built in 1886 by Jeff Howard and it was then that the town was named. The Mosheim school was built sometime in the latter 1800’s as it was recorded that Mosheim had a school, Methodist church, several businesses and a population of 50 by 1896. By the time 1904 came around the population of Mosheim grew to 171 and rose to 200 by 1941. After this peak the population steadily dropped until it reached 75. The post office closed in 1976 and it seems as if the school may have closed around that time too. Today, Mosheim has an estimated population of 50. The Mosheim school has architecture similar to the Alamo and has the lawns maintained to this day.

You can buy a 1949, 1950 and 1952 Mosheim High School Yearbook HERE if interested in more history of the Mosheim School.

Where is the abandoned Mosheim School located? You can find it with these coordinates. 31.627258,-97.598941.

aerial mosheim school

All images used and licensed under CC BY NC SA 2.0. All images by Nicolas Henderson / flickr/texasmarkers.

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