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

Aranama College

 
 
Aranama College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 7, 2019
1. Aranama College Marker
Inscription.  Named for 18th century Indian converts of Mission Espiritu Santo de Zuņiga.

A men's college. Founded 1852 by Western Presbytery of Texas. Used buildings of old mission plus funds given by Goliad.

Taught Latin, Greek, geography, surveying, bookkeeping, writing, reading, elementary and higher mathematics, English grammar and orthography.

Closed--like most of Texas' 25 colleges--after the Civil War began (1861) and most students joined the Confederate Army.

Had its buildings wrecked in the great storm of 1886.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 178.)
 
Location. 28° 39.393′ N, 97° 23.218′ W. Marker is in Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on Park Road 6, on the right when traveling west. Marker is near the parking area of Goliad State Park & Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Park Road 6, Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cattle Drive from La Bahia (here, next to this marker); Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga
Aranama College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 7, 2019
2. Aranama College Marker
Aranama College marker is on the right. Cattle Drive from La Bahia marker is on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge James Arthur White and the Civilian Conservation Corps at Goliad State Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goliad Memorial Auditorium (approx. ž mile away); Presidio de Nuestra Seņora de Loreto de la Bahía (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manuel Becerra (approx. 0.6 miles away); Replica of Texas Independence Flagpole (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
 
Also see . . .  Aranama College - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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