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TEHUACANA ACADEMY. Tehuacana Academy, a pre-Civil War Cumberland Presbyterian college, operated at Tehuacana in Limestone County for at least ten years. Dr. Franklin L. Yoakum and Daniel G. Molloy were teachers in 1852. The academy was a local enterprise in which Bible courses were not required and denominational views were not taught. It perished during the Civil War but furnished an incentive for the founding of Trinity University at Tehuacana in 1869.

William Franklin Ledlow, History of Protestant Education in Texas (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1926). Texas Presbyterian, January 26, 1852, April 17, 1852.

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