Tillotson College

Tillotson College (HMHP2)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 15.91', W 97° 43.351'

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Founded in 1875 by the Rev. George J. Tillotson with the support of the American Missionary Association and congregational churches, Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered in 1877. Building on a foundation already set in Austin by the Evans Industrial School, Tillotson College focused on teacher training and quality education for African Americans. In 1925 Tillotson was designated a junior college. In 1926 it became a women's college and Mary Elizabeth Branch assumed the presidency in 1930. During her tenure, the school returned to its co-educational status as a full four-year institution. Through Branch's efforts, a partnership with Samuel Huston College was established, and in 1952 the two schools merged to form Huston-Tillotson College.
HM NumberHMHP2
Marker Number12248
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622886 N 3348859
Decimal Degrees30.26516667, -97.72251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.91', W 97° 43.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 54.60" N, 97° 43' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Chicon St, Austin TX 78702, US
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