Site of Samuel Huston College

Site of Samuel Huston College (HM1FI7)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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N 30° 16.302', W 97° 43.911'

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Samuel Huston College traces its history to 1876 when the Rev. George W. Richardson founded a college in Dallas for the education of African American youth. St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church was leased for the private school, named Andrews Normal School.

The school moved to Austin in 1878 and held classes in the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church. The west Texas conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with the help of the Freedmen's Aid Society, adopted Andews Normal School in 1878 and the name was changed to West Texas Conference School. Nearly six acres were acquired on East 12th Street in 1880 for the original campus. The school was renamed in 1887 in honor of Samuel Huston of Morengo, Iowa, who donated property worth $10,000. Funding difficulties caused the school to close several times in the 1880s. It reopened in 1900 at the same site.

Organized as a private educational corporation in 1910, it became a senior college in 1926, and merged with Tillotson College in 1952. Relocated to the Tillotson College campus on Chicon Street, the school was renamed Huston-Tillotson College. It continues a distinguished history of education.
HM NumberHM1FI7
Marker Number15242
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621980 N 3349573
Decimal Degrees30.27170000, -97.73185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.302', W 97° 43.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 18.12" N, 97° 43' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-899 E 12th St, Austin TX 78702, US
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