Mount Enterprise Male and Female College

By: Megan Biesele

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: April 1, 1995

Mount Enterprise Male and Female College, in Mount Enterprise, southern Rusk County, was chartered in 1851. It lasted until 1855 and was sponsored by the Disciples of Christ in Texas. Its president was Charles S. Vinson (or Vinzent), an early entrepreneur of Mount Enterprise.

Frederick Eby, The Development of Education in Texas (New York: Macmillan, 1925). Dorman H. Winfrey, A History of Rusk County (Waco: Texian Press, 1961).
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  • Defunct Colleges and Universities
  • Religion
  • Christian Church

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

Megan Biesele, “Mount Enterprise Male and Female College,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 16, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995