Stringtown School. Built in 1908, this one-room wood-frame schoolhouse served the students of Stringtown for nearly 40 years. Joe S. Griggs, a community resident and later a school trustee, used his own money to hire John Pepper to construct the building. A later addition, used to house the teacher overnight when necessary, was removed after it burned. Until 1940, the schoolhouse also served as a meeting place for the Primitive Baptist Church. After the Stringtown School consolidated with Newton schools after the 1942-43 school year, the Stringtown schoolhouse became a gathering place for community activities and reunions. The building stands as a reminder of 20th-century rural education in Texas. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000. - Historical Marker Text. Located 4 miles north of Newton on SH 87, then 5 miles north on FM 1414.