Kountze in Hardin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Kountze Baptist College
Kountze Baptist College thrived in the 1910s and into the 1920s. The small wooden school building was replaced by a larger structure, and in 1915 the school obtained additional land and erected a three-story building which contained dormitory rooms, classrooms and a chapel. By the late 1920s,
Many of the young African American men and women who were educated here went on to graduate from college. Serving as a source of pride for both blacks and whites in the area, Kountze Baptist College left a legacy as an institution of vital importance and significance in Hardin County.
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13976.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 30° 23.007′ N, 94° 19.164′ W. Marker is in Kountze, Texas, in Hardin County. Marker is on North Pine Street (U.S. 69/287), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 North Pine Street, Kountze TX 77625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardin County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Courthouses of Hardin County (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kountze (approx. First United Methodist Church of Kountze (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hooks Abstract Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Richard E. Jackson (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Trinity Valley Baptist College Association - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on May 24, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.