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New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of New Braunfels Academy

 
 
Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 11, 2022
1. Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker
Inscription.  The first tax-supported Texas school still existent. By act of the State Legislature (where it was called "a great question of law and public policy") the academy was incorporated in 1858 - 18 years before the 1876 Texas Constitution provided for local taxation for school purposes.

Erected 1900, this building of New Braunfels Academy now is tax office of the Independent School District.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4840.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 29° 42.048′ N, 98° 7.699′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of West Mill Street and North Academy Avenue, on the left when traveling south on West Mill Street. The marker is located on the corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 West Mill Street, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Braunfels Academy (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Old New Braunfels High School (within shouting distance of this marker); International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Louis Henne Co. (about 700 feet away); New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (about 800 feet away); Plumeyer Bakery Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
Also see . . .  New Braunfels Academy. Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on April 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 11, 2022
2. Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker
The view of the Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 11, 2022
3. The view of the Site of New Braunfels Academy Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jun. 6, 2023