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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Butler College

 
 
Butler College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
1. Butler College Marker
Inscription. Rev. Cornelius Moses Butler and Trustees of the East Texas Baptist Association founded East Texas Baptist Academy in 1905. The Association was created to improve educational opportunities for African American youth in and around the City of Tyler. Rev. Butler served as the Academyís first president until his death in 1924, at which time the institutionís name was changed to Butler College. The school transitioned to a Junior College and then a four year Liberal Arts College before reverting back to a Junior College in 1960. The Association voted to close the college in 1971 because of rising costs. A heritage building was built on the Butler College site in 1992.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15480.)
 
Location. 32° 20.408′ N, 95° 19.298′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from Bellwood Road west of South Peach Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is at the rear entry of the D.C. Brown Heritage building, which sits about 100 yards south of Bellwood Road. There are brick entry wings at the street entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Bellwood Road, Tyler TX 75701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Butler College Marker and the D.C. Brown Heritage Building image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
2. Butler College Marker and the D.C. Brown Heritage Building
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith County Rose Industry and the Tyler Rose Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whitaker-McClendon House (approx. ĺ mile away); Site of Confederate Arms Factory (approx. one mile away); Chilton-Lipstate-Taylor House (approx. one mile away); The Patterson Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richard Bennett Hubbard (approx. 1.2 miles away); Judge Stockton P. Donley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tyler.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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