Alamo Institute

Alamo Institute (HM1EPP)

Location: Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 Van Zandt County
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N 32° 26.769', W 95° 42.188'

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In 1890 Van Zandt county had 81 schools but none for higher learning. In April 1890, Prof. James F. Davidson and J. W. Downs held a community meeting in the Old Clough School House in Ben Wheeler. They presented a plan, adopted unanimously, to establish Alamo Institute if citizens transferred control of Clough School. The institute's main building was completed in time for the fall semester. By 1894 the campus included a pair of two-story buildings. Courses included history, Latin, science, music and voice culture. Alamo Institute closed before 1911. State representative, county and district attorney, and U. S. Congressman Morgan G. Sanders was the most prominent graduate. (2009)
Marker is property of The State of Texas
Marker Number15790
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 245878 N 3593107
Decimal Degrees32.44615000, -95.70313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.769', W 95° 42.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 46.14" N, 95° 42' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)903, 972
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 750 Co Rd 4702, Ben Wheeler TX 75754, US
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