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Texas Normal College

 
 
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By Joe Lotz, August 4, 2021
1. Texas Normal College Marker
Inscription.  

At this site, on the second floor of a hardware store, 70 students enrolled for the first session of Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute, September 16, 1890. The students included 28 Creeks from Indian territory. The city of Denton provided classrooms for the faculty of five under president Joshua C. Chilton, an educator with previous experience and training in Ohio and Indiana.

In 1891, the school moved to a building at the present site of North Texas State University.

This marker dedicated on 75th Anniversary of the University.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5265.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1889.
 
Location. 33° 12.941′ N, 97° 8.028′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Elm Street and East Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on North Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 N Elm Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denton County (within shouting distance
Texas Normal College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Lotz, August 4, 2021
2. Texas Normal College Marker
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of this marker); 1927 Denton City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sherman Building (about 400 feet away); Site of Lacy Hotel (about 400 feet away); Denton County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County (about 400 feet away); The City of Denton (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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