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Texas Synodical Female College

Louise Kelly General Entry

In 1891 the Synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., accepted some mortgaged property in Gainesville and started a college with the Reverend M. L. Frierson as president. The college was closed in 1893.

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William Stuart Red, A History of the Presbyterian Church in Texas (Austin: Steck, 1936).


  • Education
  • Defunct Colleges and Universities
  • Religion
  • Presbyterian
  • Women

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

Louise Kelly, “Texas Synodical Female College,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 31, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995

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