- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
DAVILLA INSTITUTE. In 1871–72 the Leon River and the Little River Baptist associations united to build a school for their territory, which consisted of Bell, Milam, Burleson, and parts of other counties. The institute, directed by R. L. Hood and his wife, Emma, was located at Davilla in northwestern Milam County. In 1873 the two associations chartered a joint-stock company. The charter provided that the trustees, required to be members of the Baptist Church, were to be appointed by both associations and that the school was to continue as long as it confined its goals to the advancement of the arts and sciences and the promotion of useful knowledge. George W. Baines, Sr., became principal in 1874, and S. E. Woody succeeded him in 1875. The school lasted about five years.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:James Milton Carroll, A History of Texas Baptists (Dallas: Baptist Standard, 1923). Carl Bassett Wilson, History of Baptist Educational Efforts in Texas, 1829–1900 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1934).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Ida Jo Marshall, "DAVILLA INSTITUTE," accessed November 14, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbd07.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.