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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Abilene Christian University

 
 
Abilene Christian University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
1. Abilene Christian University Marker
Inscription. This school, formed to provide a Christian education for all grade levels, was founded in 1906 by A.B. Barret, an early educator and preacher for Texas Churches of Christ. It was first called Childers Classical Institute in honor of Col. J.W. Childers, who deeded his homesite at North First and Victoria Streets for use as a campus. Early expansion of the institution began in 1912 with the 12-year presidency of Jesse P. Sewell. In 1920 it became Abilene Christian College and nine years later was moved to new facilities here. The present name was adopted in 1976.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 70.)
 
Location. 32° 28.035′ N, 99° 42.687′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Campus Court and College Drive, on the right when traveling north on Campus Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 0.9 miles
Abilene Christian University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
2. Abilene Christian University Marker
away); "Double V" Memorial Flagpole (approx. one mile away); Claiborne Walker Merchant (approx. one mile away); James Winford Hunt (approx. one mile away); Thomas Middlebrook Willis (approx. one mile away); Eugenia Pickard (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abilene Christian Universityís History. From the university's website. (Submitted on July 30, 2015.) 

2. Abilene Christian University. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 30, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionEducation
 
Hardin Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
3. Hardin Administration Building
View to east across Campus Court
Entrance to Hardin Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
4. Entrance to Hardin Administration Building
The administration building is one of the three original college buildings built on the campus in 1929
North Wing of Hardin Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
5. North Wing of Hardin Administration Building
Zona Luce Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
6. Zona Luce Building
The Zona Luce Building is one of the three original college buildings built on the campus in 1929
View to North Along Campus Court image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
7. View to North Along Campus Court
Marker is on right (east) side of street
View to South Along Campus Court image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 25, 2015
8. View to South Along Campus Court
The University Church of Christ is at the end of the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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