Chappell Hill in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Chappell Hill Female College Bell
Chappell Hill Male and Female Institute (founded 1850) pioneered in higher learning in Texas. Under Methodist Church after 1854. Women's branch was chartered separately, 1856. Rebuilt after a fire in 1871; this bell, cast 1873, is only relic of the old college, closed in 1912.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8321.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 30° 8.455′ N, 96° 15.163′ W. Marker is in Chappell Hill, Texas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Poplar Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located to the left of the front door of the Chappell Hill Heritage Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9220 Poplar Street, Chappell Hill TX 77426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Chappell Hill College (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Providence Baptist ChurchOld Rock Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farmers State Bank and Reinstein Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lockhart Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chappell Hill.
Also see . . . Chappell Hill Female College. Chappell Hill Female College, in Chapell Hill, Texas, in Washington County, began as Chappell Hill Institute, founded on land donated by Jacob and Mary Haller in 1850. It received a charter from the legislature on February 9, 1852, as a nondenominational school called Chappell Hill Male and Female Institute. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.