Jasper in Jasper County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jasper Public Schools
Jasper Collegiate Institute, first local center for higher leaning, opened 1851; partially tax-supported, coeducational. First president was noted East Texas educator Marcus Montrose, graduate, Edinburgh University.
After losses caused by Civil War (1861-1865), it was succeeded 1878 by Southeast Texas Male and Female College, which attained enviable status, and enjoyed the financial support of citizens of Jasper before closing in 1910.
College properties, including a new building erected 1900, were deeded to the elementary and high schools of Jasper.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 10455.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 30° 55.336′ N, 94° 0.527′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker can be reached from Second Street 0.2 miles north of West Houston (County Road 2799), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 2nd Street, Jasper TX 75951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alamo Wall and Bulldog Stadium (about First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jasper County (approx. half a mile away); The First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Jasper County, C. S. A. (approx. half a mile away); Jasper County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Beaty-Orton House (approx. half a mile away); Belle-Jim Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
More about this marker. Located in front of Jasper Jr. High, address given is for school. School is located on a small bluff and marker cannot be seen from 2nd Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2019.