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.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Linda Peterson | © Texas State Historical Association
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