Details for Site of New Braunfels Academy (Atlas Number 5091004840)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091004840


Marker Number 4840
Atlas Number 5091004840
Marker Title Site of New Braunfels Academy
Index Entry New Braunfels Academy
Address 407 W. Mill St.
City New Braunfels
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 584324
UTM Northing 3285944
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Mill & Academy across from Old New Braunfels High School
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Site of New Braunfels Academy, 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.