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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tillotson College

 
 
Tillotson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
1. Tillotson College Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1875 by the Rev. George J. Tillotson with the support of the American Missionary Association and congregational churches, Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered in 1877. Building on a foundation already set in Austin by the Evans Industrial School, Tillotson College focused on teacher training and quality education for African Americans. In 1925 Tillotson was designated a junior college. In 1926 it became a women's college and Mary Elizabeth Branch assumed the presidency in 1930. During her tenure, the school returned to its co-educational status as a full four-year institution. Through Branch's efforts, a partnership with Samuel Huston College was established, and in 1952 the two schools merged to form Huston-Tillotson College.
 
Erected 1999 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12248.)
 
Location. 30° 15.91′ N, 97° 43.351′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chicon Street and East 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the Huston-Tillotson University campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Chicon St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Tillotson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 18, 2007
2. Tillotson College Marker
The Anthony and Louise Viaer Alumni Hall is in the background.
. Blackshear Elementary School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Olive Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Events of World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Sydney Johnston (approx. mile away); John A. Wharton (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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