Site of Galveston Seminary

Site of Galveston Seminary (HMYKM)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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N 29° 18.232', W 94° 47.304'

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Built by Reverend John McCullough in 1849. Patterned after private Presbyterian schools in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania. The institution was a landmark in pioneer Texas education. Eminently suited for the purpose, the school compound occupied this half-block, upon which the county jail now stands. After five years of successful operation, death and destitution from yellow fever epidemics which prostrated Galveston forced the seminary to close.
Marker Number7476
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326307 N 3242979
Decimal Degrees29.30386667, -94.78840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.232', W 94° 47.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 13.92" N, 94° 47' 18.24" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-713 19th St, Galveston TX 77550, US
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