Details for Buffalo Gap College (Atlas Number 5441000560)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441000560

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Marker Number 560
Atlas Number 5441000560
Marker Title Buffalo Gap College
Index Entry Buffalo Gap College
Address West and Vine St.
City Buffalo Gap
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421989
UTM Northing 3572112
Subject Codes educational topics; Presbyterian denomination
Marker Year 1968
Designations
Marker Location Old Settlers Reunion grounds, corner of West & Vine Streets -Buffalo Gap
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Founded 1885 by Presbyterian Church, institution previously operated as a high school. In peak year, over 300 pupils, many from distant places, attended. First president was W. H. White. College had greatest success under J. M. Wagstaff. Presidents later were J. W. Melton, R. W. Benge, E. W. Doran, J. N. Ellis, John Collier, J. B. Clay and (again) W. H. White. The two-story, red sandstone building had four classrooms on the first floor, an auditorium on the second, and a belfry. The curriculum included courses in Latin, Greek, Christian evidence, physics, calculus, and music. (1968)