Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Odessa College
Rev. M. A. Daugherty, Pittsburgh, Pa., was placed in charge, and a 20-acre plot was alloted to the college. Erection of a 2-story building began in 1890. In 1891 classes for 14 students were taught by Miss Alice Wright, of Maine. A "mystery" fire destroyed the college after one session.
This church-sponsored college was never rebuilt. In 1946, the new Odessa College was founded to fulfill aims of leadership in education.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4845.)
Location. 31° 51.997′ N, 102° 22.809′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrews Highway (U.S. 385) and East 25th Street, on the right when traveling south on Andrews Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. John L. Morris (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Henderson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Parker Family (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ector County Public Schools (approx. 1.2 miles away); World's First Championship Jackrabbit Roping (approx. 1.2 miles away); W.D. Noel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tom “Pinkie” Roden (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Jackrabbit (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
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