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Buffalo Gap in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Buffalo Gap College

In Operation 1885-1902; Site Two Blocks West

 
 
Buffalo Gap College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
1. Buffalo Gap College Marker
Inscription. 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. Dorian, 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.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 560.)
 
Location. 32° 16.83′ N, 99° 49.596′ W. Marker is in Buffalo Gap, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and Vine Street, on the left when traveling south on West Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo Gap TX 79508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Buffalo Gap (here, next to this marker); Vicinity of Indian Fight (here, next to this marker);
Buffalo Gap College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
2. Buffalo Gap College Marker
With two other State historical markers
at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
The Ernie Wilson Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buffalo Gap Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Taylor County (approx. 4 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps at Abilene State Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cedar Gap Community (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo Gap.
 
Also see . . .  Buffalo Gap College. From the Texas State Historical Association's “The Handbook of Texas”. (Submitted on June 23, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Trio of State Markers about Buffalo Gap image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
3. Trio of State Markers about Buffalo Gap
At southeast corner of West Street and Vine Street
Rear View of Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
4. Rear View of Markers
View to north along West Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.
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