Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy

Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy (HM1RRW)

Location: Albany, TX 76430 Shackelford County
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N 32° 43.793', W 99° 17.96'

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Founded on counsel of the Rev. French McAfee; named in honor of pioneer rancher, Barber Watkins Reynolds (d. 1882). The Reynolds Presbyterian Academy opened in 1898, with classes meeting in a vacant storehouse. A Richardsonian Romanesque-style building was finished and occupied 1899, and a dormitory added in 1907. Dramas, lectures, musicales drew patrons from a large region. In 1909, the school became a college; closed about 1915. Reynolds Presbyterian Orphanage used the plant in 1916-23. Site was sold and the fine masonry building razed in 1928.
Marker Number4879
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471952 N 3621382
Decimal Degrees32.72988333, -99.29933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.793', W 99° 17.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 47.58" N, 99° 17' 57.6" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108-132 N Ave B, Albany TX 76430, US
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