Details for Buffalo Gap College

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441000560


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
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Old Settlers Reunion grounds, corner of West & Vine Streets -Buffalo Gap
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
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)

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