Founded in 1849, this private liberal arts college first opened its doors in Huntsville and is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas still operating under its original name and charter. The college moved to Sherman following three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and financial troubles.


Andrew Smith



Abell Library Center
Austin College
900 North Grand Avenue
Sherman Texas 75090-4400


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