Castle Hall School

Other Names:    School No. 4, Possibly Brody’s Colored School

Earliest Documented: 1820

Latest Documented: 1898


“Started about 1820 Castle Hall served as a site for the school for the white children until 1898 when the front of the Goldsboro school was erected and Castle Hall school given over to the colored people.” . ( Cochrane)

School at this location is labeled No. 4 on 1875 map, which indicates a segregated white school. This matches the DJ 1877 name/number list for Castle Hall entry. This same location on 1897 map is “Colored School”.

Listed in Denton Journal 1896 school expenditures.  “Brody Land” was opposite Castle Hall and eastward.   Castle Hall is not listed in the 1896 school expenditures that lists Brody with colored schools.  Castle Hall vicinity matches Brody 1896 listing in Election District No. 1.

Categorized as Colored School in Denton Journal 1924-1928. It was still standing and used as survey reference in 1925 (Denton Journal 1925-12-19/page-8)

Precision               30 Meters

Structure Exists:  No

Primary Source: Denton Journal

Other Sources:    Cochrane pp. 187-190. Denton Journal 1896-10-24/, 1924-11-15/page-5,1925-01-17/page-5, 1928-10-20/page-4.