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

Childers Classical Institute

 
 
Childers Classical Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
1. Childers Classical Institute Marker
Inscription. Abilene Christian University began as an educational institution on this block known as the West End residential area. In 1906, Allen Booker Barret, a Tennessee educator and preacher, and five trustees purchased land and a house from Col. John W. Childers. That fall, President Barret, his brother W.S., and Charles H. Roberson opened Childers Classical Institute. The first class comprised 25 students, with 50 enrolling during the school year. In 1920, the institute’s name changed to Abilene Christian College and in 1929, moved to its current site. The college grew slowly at first, but today, thousands of students are enrolled at Abilene Christian University, more than 100 years after its founding.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16569.)
 
Location. 32° 27.024′ N, 99° 44.836′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of N. 1st Street and Graham Street, on the right when traveling west on N. 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is located east of the Global Samaritan Resources building near the flagpole. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2074 N. 1st St, Abilene TX 79603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Childers Classical Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
2. Childers Classical Institute Marker
marker. Magee House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House (approx. half a mile away); Site of Guitar Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Old Weather Bureau Building (approx. half a mile away); Laughter Undertaking Co. (approx. half a mile away); James Harrison Parramore (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Abilene's First School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Abilene Christian University's History. From the university's website. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
View to Northwest Across N. 1st Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
3. View to Northwest Across N. 1st Street
Marker is located east of the Global Samaritan Resources building near the flagpole
View to East Along N. 1st Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
4. View to East Along N. 1st Street
Marker is on the north (left) side of the street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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