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Margaret Houston Female College

General Entry

Margaret Houston Female College was chartered in 1856 at Daingerfield, within the bounds of the Rehobeth Baptist Association, and named for Margaret M. Lea Houston. The Baptist church at Daingerfield filled vacancies in the fifteen-man board of trustees, approved the president, professors, and teachers, and fixed salaries. The school was probably conducted only for a short time before it was closed for lack of patronage.

Carl Bassett Wilson, History of Baptist Educational Efforts in Texas, 1829–1900 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1934).


  • Education
  • Defunct Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Religion
  • Baptist
  • Women

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

Anonymous, “Margaret Houston Female College,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 21, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 26, 2019

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