Details for Willis Male and Female College

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007910


Marker Number 7910
Atlas Number 5339007910
Marker Title Willis Male and Female College
Index Entry Willis Male and Female College
Address Rodgers and Thomason St.
City Willis
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 261582
UTM Northing 3368461
Subject Codes educational topics; women
Marker Year 1973
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Founded 1888, when coeducation was rare. Willis citizens raised funds for 2-1/2 story building put up by contractor Sidney L. Inglet. Taxes funded three of the six months of school; monthly tuition for rest of year ranged from $1.50 (first grade) to $4.00. First directors -- M. H. and S. N. Barker and N. A. Cravens -- sold out (1890) to C. H. Stovall and F. P. Crow, who in turn sold (1894) to Cyril M. Jansky and Marion Kline. College drew boarding students from wide area, and at least two diplomas were awarded. The plant was sold (1901) to city of Willis for public school purposes.

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