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TEXANA ACADEMY. Texana Academy, sometimes called Texana College, was chartered on January 2, 1850, in Texana. Unlike many schools of its day, it was not affiliated with any religious group, nor did its charter impose any religious restrictions. The institution did not, however, teach a full range of courses, and many of its students were forced to transfer to other schools to finish their education.


William Franklin Ledlow, History of Protestant Education in Texas (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1926). Ira T. Taylor, The Cavalcade of Jackson County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1938).

Stephen L. Hardin


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stephen L. Hardin, "TEXANA ACADEMY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.