Childers Classical Institute

Childers Classical Institute (HM1M0E)

Location: Abilene, TX 79603 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.024', W 99° 44.836'

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Abilene Christian University began as an educational institution on this block known as the West End residential area. In 1906, Allen Booker Barret, a Tennessee educator and preacher, and five trustees purchased land and a house from Col. John W. Childers. That fall, President Barret, his brother W.S., and Charles H. Roberson opened Childers Classical Institute. The first class comprised 25 students, with 50 enrolling during the school year. In 1920, the institute's name changed to Abilene Christian College and in 1929, moved to its current site. The college grew slowly at first, but today, thousands of students are enrolled at Abilene Christian University, more than 100 years after its founding.
HM NumberHM1M0E
Marker Number16569
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 429763 N 3590606
Decimal Degrees32.45040000, -99.74726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.024', W 99° 44.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 1.44" N, 99° 44' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2074 N 1st St, Abilene TX 79603, US
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