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Ben Wheeler in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Alamo Institute

 
 
Alamo Institute Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
1. Alamo Institute Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. In 1890 Van Zandt county had 81 schools but none for higher learning. In April 1890, Prof. James F. Davidson and J. W. Downs held a community meeting in the Old Clough School House in Ben Wheeler. They presented a plan, adopted unanimously, to establish Alamo Institute if citizens transferred control of Clough School. The institute’s main building was completed in time for the fall semester. By 1894 the campus included a pair of two-story buildings. Courses included history, Latin, science, music and voice culture. Alamo Institute closed before 1911. State representative, county and district attorney, and U. S. Congressman Morgan G. Sanders was the most prominent graduate. (2009)
Marker is property of The State of Texas

 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15790.)
 
Location. 32° 26.769′ N, 95° 42.188′ W. Marker is in Ben Wheeler, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on FM 858 0.2 miles south of Texas Highway 64, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ben Wheeler TX 75754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan G. Sanders (here, next to this marker); Ben Wheeler Community
Alamo Institute Marker and Morgan G. Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, May 24, 2014
2. Alamo Institute Marker and Morgan G. Sanders Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of the Neches (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site Of Old Normandy (approx. 11.2 miles away); Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ben Wheeler.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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