Site of Old Houston Academy

Site of Old Houston Academy (HM16MR)

Location: Houston, TX 77010 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.396', W 95° 21.636'

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Founded 1856. Lost most of its male students to Confederate army in Civil War. In 1864-1865 building was used as an army hospital. Was site in 1867 for the lying-in-state of body of General Albert Sidney Johnston, who had lived near Houston. (A secretary of war, Republic of Texas; veteran of Black Hawk War, Texas Revolution, Mexican War; Gen. Johnston died in 1862 Civil War Battle of Shiloh.) Became Clopper Institute, 1881. In city school system, has been known as Central High and Sam Houston High School before use as school district headquarters.
HM NumberHM16MR
Marker Number10690
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271739 N 3294149
Decimal Degrees29.75660000, -95.36060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.396', W 95° 21.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 23.76" N, 95° 21' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1399 Rusk St, Houston TX 77010, US
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