BLACK HILL, TX
BLACK HILL, TEXAS. Black Hill, also known as Loma Prieta, is nine miles northwest of Pleasanton on Farm Road 478 in northeast Atascosa County. It was named for the black rocks that dominate the landscape. In 1920 Black Hill School was built and named by early settler Jack Temple. By 1934 it had twenty-nine students and two teachers. In the 1940s the community had one business and numerous scattered dwellings. In 1953 the Black Hills school was consolidated with that of Pleasanton. In the late 1960s a community center and a few widely scattered dwellings were located at the site. By 2000 the population had grown to sixty.
Margaret G. Clover, The Place Names of Atascosa County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1952). Martin Stroble, Administrative Survey and Proposed Plan of Reorganization for the Public Schools of Atascosa County (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1936).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Linda Peterson, "BLACK HILL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrbal), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles