Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Galveston Seminary
Built by Reverend John McCullough in 1849. Patterned after private Presbyterian schools in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania. The institution was a landmark in pioneer Texas education. Eminently suited for the purpose, the school compound occupied this half-block, upon which the county jail now stands. After five years of successful operation, death and destitution from yellow fever epidemics which prostrated Galveston forced the seminary to close.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7476.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 29° 18.232′ N, 94° 47.304′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Winnie Street, on the right when traveling south on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maud Moller House (about 300 Reconstruction to 1900 (about 500 feet away); Texas Revolution and Civil War (about 500 feet away); Texas Bar Association (about 500 feet away); [Galveston County] Early History (about 500 feet away); Dignified Resignation (about 500 feet away); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Site of Galveston Seminary. The seminary is gone. It was razed to construct the city services complex.
Also see . . . Galveston Seminary. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.