Details for Site of Odessa College (Atlas Number 5135004845)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135004845


Marker Number 4845
Atlas Number 5135004845
Marker Title Site of Odessa College
Index Entry Odessa College, Site of
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 747851
UTM Northing 3528645
Subject Codes Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; educational topics
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location 2500th Block US 385, Odessa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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 allowed 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.