Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Mary Allen Seminary
Dr. Byrd R. Smith became the school's first black president in 1924 and initiated a period of growth which included the adoption of new programs and the admission of male students. Transferred to the Missionary General Baptist Convention of Texas in 1944, Mary Allen College became a 4-year liberal arts institution. In 1972, plagued by a series of legal and financial setbacks, the school closed.
Once the site of a 12-building campus and the home of a noted academic program of quality education and religion, this site serves
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7056.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 31° 19.67′ N, 95° 27.603′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street (U.S. 287) and Spring, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1042 North 4th Street, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of the Crockett Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Five Courthouses of Houston County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crockett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Strode-Pritchett Log Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.V. McConnell Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Houston County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
Also see . . . Mary Allen Junior College - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.