Details for W. H. Ford Male & Female College (Atlas Number 5351011116)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5351011116


Marker Number 11116
Atlas Number 5351011116
Marker Title W. H. Ford Male & Female College
Index Entry Ford, W. H., Male & Female College
City Newton
County Newton
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes educational topics; women
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Formerly W. H. Ford Male & Female College (1889-1906). Named for secretary of the Southwest College Company. President Joseph Syler and his wife were the teachers. High-school level, as were many early Texas "colleges"; founded for the public good, by private donors. After the college closed, this heart pine building was for 2 years part of the Newton schools, then was moved to Courthouse Square. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965.