Details for Lagarto College

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5297003009


Marker Number 3009
Atlas Number 5297003009
Marker Title Lagarto College
Index Entry Lagarto College
Address off Fm 534, on CR 174
City Lagarto
County Live Oak
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 602389
UTM Northing 3110647
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 0.2 mile west of FM 534 on CR 174 in Lagarto
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text Site of Live Oak County's only college. Opened 1884, with 4 teachers. Promoted locally to further town's growth (population 500). Once-prosperous Lagarto failed after 2 railroad bypasses. School closed, 1895. Two story building was moved and used as a ranch house.

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