Morgan H. Looney School







Looney School at Gilmer

History of Gilmer

Handbook of Texas Online - LOONEY SCHOOL

Historical Marker's Text

The Looney School

During the years of 1860-70 in Gilmer, Morgan H. Looney had a school widely known for high academic standards, attracting many East Texas boarding pupils. Site was 4 blocks to the north. Boys and girls had separate entrances, separate study halls kept by teacher on a platform. Socials were held once a month. People there achieved fame later. O.M. Roberts, a teacher, was Governor, Supreme Court chief justice. 3 girls married governors. Charles Culberson, later Governor and U.S. Senator, was one of many students who made great achievements.