Details for Jarvis Christian College

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499008966


Marker Number 8966
Atlas Number 5499008966
Marker Title Jarvis Christian College
Index Entry Jarvis Christian College
Address 80 PR 7631
City Hawkins
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 295444
UTM Northing 3607463
Subject Codes schools; African American topics; Christian (Disciples of Christ) denominations
Marker Year 1993
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location US 80, 1 mile east of Hawkins
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1904 the Texas Negro Disciples of Christ joined with the Christian Women's Board of Missions (CWBM) to establish a school for Black youth. A campus, consisting of a 456-acre tract donated by Ida and J. J. Jarvis of Fort Worth in 1910 and 182 adjoining acres purchased by the CWBM, was created here in 1912. Jarvis Christian Institute opened in 1913 with 12 elementary students. It added courses for high school in 1914, junior college in 1927, senior college in 1937, and gained full accreditation in 1950. It remains affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). (1993)

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