Independence in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Horace G. Clark
(July 7, 1819 - February 10, 1909)
Born in Massachusetts. Coming to Texas (1850) with wife, Martha Davis Clark, he was principal and second president of Baylor Female College. Mrs. Clark also taught and counseled students. Family operated dormitory on this site 20 years. Dr. Clark, with $1,000 gift from Dr. Asa Hoxey, built 3-story main hall. He was ordained to ministry (1858) at Independence Baptist Church.
Family opened Clark's Academy, Houston, 1871; Dr. Clark took Holy Orders (1880), Christ Episcopal Church, Houston, and was a rector in Corpus Christi. Mrs. Clark, a lifelong Baptist, died in 1896.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8325.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 30° 19.146′ N, 96° 21.217′ W. Marker is in Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Baylor College Road and McCrocklin Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Baylor 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. The Davis Family (here, next to this marker); Old Baylor Park (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Coles Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Columns of a Building of Old Baylor University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Female Department of Baylor University (about 300 feet away); John Prince Coles (about 400 feet away); Old Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . . Dr. Horace G. Clark. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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