“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Site of Galveston Seminary

Galveston Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans,
1. Galveston Seminary Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7476.)
Location. 29° 18.232′ N, 94° 47.304′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Winnie Street, on the right when traveling south on 19th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maud Moller House (about 300 feet away); Texas Revolution and Civil War (about 500 feet away); Texas Bar Association (about 500 feet away); [Galveston County] Early History
Galveston Seminary Marker and County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans,
2. Galveston Seminary Marker and County Jail
The marker can be seen in the distance on the right. The building is the Galveston County Jail, which replaced the seminary.
(about 500 feet away); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (about 600 feet away); George Campbell Childress (about 600 feet away); Exploration [of Galveston] (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .  Galveston Seminary. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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