Site of Odessa College

Site of Odessa College (HM1M2X)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 51.997', W 102° 22.809'

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Established through efforts of Odessa Townsite Co., which gave $12,000; a northern Methodist group matched this fund in 1888.

Rev. M. A. Daugherty, Pittsburgh, Pa., was placed in charge, and a 20-acre plot was alloted to the college. Erection of a 2-story building began in 1890. In 1891 classes for 14 students were taught by Miss Alice Wright, of Maine. A "Mystery" fire destroyed the college after one session.

This church-sponsored college was never rebuilt. In 1946, the new Odessa college was founded to fulfill aims of leadership in education.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
HM NumberHM1M2X
Marker Number4845
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 747854 N 3528644
Decimal Degrees31.86661667, -102.38015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.997', W 102° 22.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 59.82" N, 102° 22' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2501-2525 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79761, US
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