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Gathings College

  Texas Historical Markers
Covington, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 10' 54.56889999984", -97° 15' 33.06502000008"
    Texas State
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     Established about 1860 by the founder of Covington, Col. James Gathings, and his brother Philip. Over 200 students enrolled. A military department prepared young men for duty in Civil War. Many of the 25 colleges in Confederate Texas closed, due to shortage of teachers and books. But college here stayed open. Col. Gathings operated flour mill, tannery, shoe shop, machine shop (made wagons, coffins, farm equipment), brick kiln, saddlery. To needy families of soldiers he gave flour, meat and shoes. He also mounted, clothed and equipped army units free.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Gathings College Historical Marker Location Map, Covington, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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