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San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Coronal Institute

 
 
Coronal Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Coronal Institute Marker
Inscription. Established 1868 by educator O.N. Hollingsworth. A private school, it was coeducational and offered military training to boys. So-named because it was a Coronal (crown) atop this hill. In 1870 the Rev. R.H. Belvin bought school, but sold it to the Methodist Church in 1876.

First structure, of limestone, burned in 1890. A handsome, 3-story building soon replaced it.

Hundreds of students attended institute, which helped pioneer education in southwest Texas.

The Methodist Church closed school, 1918. It was sold, 1925, to San Marcos School District.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10253.)
 
Location. 29° 52.957′ N, 97° 56.837′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hutchison Street and Moore Street, on the right when traveling south on West Hutchison Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Calaboose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wonder Cave (approx. 0.7 miles away); Post San Marcos (approx. 1.2 miles
Coronal Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Coronal Institute Marker
Marker is right of center in the picture
away); San Marcos Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); McGehee Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gen. Antonio Gaona’s 1836 Campaign (approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing); El Camino De Nacogdoches (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Coronal Institute in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. An Extensive History of Coronal Institute in the Digital Library of Texas. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. A picture of Coronal Institute. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
4. Many Other References to Coronal Institute in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 8, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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