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Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Odessa College

1889-1891

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
1. Site of Odessa College Marker
Inscription. Established through efforts of Odessa Townsite Co., which gave $12,000; a northern Methodist group matched this fund in 1888.

Rev. M. A. Daugherty, Pittsburgh, Pa., was placed in charge, and a 20-acre plot was alloted to the college. Erection of a 2-story building began in 1890. In 1891 classes for 14 students were taught by Miss Alice Wright, of Maine. A "mystery" fire destroyed the college after one session.

This church-sponsored college was never rebuilt. In 1946, the new Odessa College was founded to fulfill aims of leadership in education.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4845.)
 
Location. 31° 51.997′ N, 102° 22.809′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrews Highway (U.S. 385) and East 25th Street, on the right when traveling south on Andrews Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. John L. Morris (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Henderson House (approx. 1.2 miles away);
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. Site of Odessa College Marker
The Parker Family (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ector County Public Schools (approx. 1.2 miles away); World's First Championship Jackrabbit Roping (approx. 1.2 miles away); W.D. Noel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tom “Pinkie” Roden (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Jackrabbit (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Education
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
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