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The Benton City Institute

  Texas Historical Markers
Lytle, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 12' 24.3972", -98° 46' 51.6972"
    Texas State
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    Structure was built in 1875. Atascosa Lodge 379, A.F. and A.M., bought top floor, 1876. School was owned by educators: first, Col. John D. Morrison, later B.C. Hendrix. A faculty member was Isaac Wood of Benton City. The institute operated under a Texas law distributing state funds to supplement private tuition; had basic courses plus accounting, law, music, and surveying. Later fully tax-supported, it had an influential career until 1919 and consolidation of school district with Lytle. Building was used at times until 1934.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Benton City Institute Historical Marker Location Map, Lytle, Texas

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