JASPER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
JASPER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. Jasper Collegiate Institute, at Jasper, was organized on November 24, 1851. Trustees included several prominent county residents including Randolph C. Doom. The institute's charter explained that it was organized for the "promotion of useful knowledge and the advancement of the sciences." Under the able leadership of its first president, Marcus A. Montrose, the nondenominational institute flourished during the 1850s, attracting a number of scholars and boarders. Subsequent supervisors included J. B. Thornton, D. W. Steele, and Elisha Seale. The outbreak of the Civil War severely dampened enthusiasm for this educational effort, and declining interest forced the institute to close before the end of the war. Postwar efforts to revive the project, including an attempt under the revised name of Jasper County Male and Female High School, had failed by 1878. The same year, however, Jasper Collegiate Institute was replaced by a new organization, Southeast Texas Male and Female College.
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