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Site of Belle Plain College

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Baird vicinity, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 18' 30.69510000012", -99° 21' 44.42601999996"
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    Early college of West Texas. Founded in 1881 by Methodist Church. Enrollment reached peak of 300 and students attended from throughout the region. College developed a superior course of study, with special strength in music. It had an orchestra and a brass band. A girl's dormitory was built soon after founding, and in 1885 a 3-story stone building was erected. School also had a military branch in town. Pupils wore blue and gray uniforms. After town lost both county seat and many citizens to Baird, 1883, college eventually closed. (1969).

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Site of Belle Plain College Historical Marker Location Map, Baird vicinity, Texas