Details for East Texas Normal College, Original Site of (Atlas Number 5119006935)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5119006935


Marker Number 6935
Atlas Number 5119006935
Marker Title East Texas Normal College, Original Site of
Index Entry East Texas Normal College
Address 600 SE First St.
City Cooper
County Delta
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 250015
UTM Northing 3695440
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SE 1st St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Founded 1889 by W. L. Mayo (1861 - 1917), a teacher educated in Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana, who came to Pecan Gap, Texas in 1886. He was a native of Kentucky. He attracted a strong faculty to college on this site. A young teacher he soon married was a capable business manager. A high board fence enclosed campus here. The one building (T-shaped, 2-story, typical of its era, with porches upstairs and down), housed a dynamic school until razed by fire in 1894. Mayo was given aid to rebuild in Commerce; school survives as East Texas State University. RTHL - 1967