Near Moulton in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
At this point was center of original town of Moulton (named, according to tradition, by a man from Moulton, Alabama). First postmaster was James Walker (1856). Town gained statewide fame for the Moulton Institute operated 1874-1895 by Melvin H. Allis, M. A., and wife, Thankful ("Aunt Thank"). On the faculty was an outstanding teacher of music, Miss Sallie McLean. In 1887, San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad built its line two miles to the east, so town gradually moved there. Old Moulton Cemetery is one mile to the southeast.
Erected 1970 by descendants and friends of the pioneer families
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3771.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 35.252′ N, 97° 10.59′ W. Marker is near Moulton, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1680 and County Highway 287, on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moulton TX 77975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Moulton Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Issaac D. Hamilton (approx. one mile away); Old Moulton Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Dr. Hugo J. Strieder (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sam and Will Moore Institute (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sam and Will Moore Institute Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moulton.
Also see . . . Moulton Male and Female Institute. The school offered a curriculum unequaled in South Texas. Included were reading from English primers to Virgil and Cicero in Latin, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, surveying, astronomy, music, composition, and art. All subjects were necessary for graduation. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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