Details for Abilene Christian University (Atlas Number 5441000070)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441000070


Marker Number 70
Atlas Number 5441000070
Marker Title Abilene Christian University
Index Entry Abilene Christian University
Address 1600 Campus Court
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 433152
UTM Northing 3592440
Subject Codes educational topics; Christian (Disciples of Christ) denominations
Marker Year 1981
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 1600 Campus Court -Abilene
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This school, formed to provide a Christian education for all grade levels, was founded in 1906 by A. B. Barret, an early educator and preacher for Texas Churches of Christ. It was first called Childers Classical Institute in honor of Colonel J. W. Childers, who deeded his homesite at North 1st and Victoria streets for use as a campus. Early expansion of the institution began in 1912 with the 12-year presidency of Jesse P. Sewell. In 1920 it became Abilene Christian College and nine years later was moved to new facilities here. The present name was adopted in 1976.