“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Harry Fishburne Estill

Fifth President of Sam Houston State University


—1908-1937 —

Harry Fishburne Estill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Harry Fishburne Estill Marker
Inscription. Estill was valedictorian of the Sam Houston Normal Institute's first senior class in 1880 and spent 55 years on campus as student, faculty member, and president. He authored early United States history texts for public-school students in southern states. In 1907 he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Austin College. As president he introduced new programs of study, extracurricular activities, campus publications, and student and alumni organizations; upgraded faculty numbers and preparations; and obtained professional academic accreditation for the school.
Erected 2006 by SHSU Alumni Association.
Location. 30° 43.622′ N, 95° 32.67′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Avenue F / Martin Luther King Drive near 9th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Grave site is within Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elliott Toulmin Bowers (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Norton Shaver (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of The Steamboat House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Houston (about 700 feet away); James Addison Baker (about 700 feet away); The Death of Sam Houston (about 800 feet away); The Sam Houston Monument (about 800 feet away); Union Soldiers Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Regarding Harry Fishburne Estill. Harry F. Estill (1861-1942) served the longest term as president of SHSU. The university’s second library, built in 1929, was named to honor Estill.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Former Presidents of Sam Houston State University.
Also see . . .  About Harry Fishburne Estill. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
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