William Carey Crane

William Carey Crane (HM1LUC)

Location: Crane, TX 79731 Crane County
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N 31° 23.813', W 102° 21.118'

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— (1816-1885) —

Noted church leader, educator. A Virginian. Received B. A. and M. A., George Washington University. Taught in Georgia, 1837-39; was ordained Baptist minister, 1838. Was pastor of various leading churches; president of 2 church colleges in Mississippi, 1851-60.
Came to Confederate Texas, 1863, as president, Baylor University — position held 22 years. His work and use of his personal funds kept Baylor open while many of state's 25 colleges were closed.
First president, 1871, of Texas State Teachers Association and chairman, committee to study public school reorganization.
Marker Number5822
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 751785 N 3476620
Decimal Degrees31.39688333, -102.35196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 23.813', W 102° 21.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 23' 48.78" N, 102° 21' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 W 6th St, Crane TX 79731, US
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