Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Baylor University for Boys
stood one of the early buildings
of Baylor University
erected for boys in 1851, and
torn down in 1934
The institution was incorporated
February 1, 1845
laws of the Republic of Texas
Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor
who with Reverend William M. Tryon
secured the charter
Henry L. Graves
was elected first president
January 12, 1846
consolidated with Waco University
in 1886 and moved to Waco
The oldest existing educational
institution in Texas continues in
"Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana"
Erected 1936. (Marker Number 8301.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 30° 18.962′ N, 96° 20.762′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Sam Houston Road (County Road 69) 0.1 miles east of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Baylor University on Windmill Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); General Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Also see . . . History of Baylor at Independence. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.