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COLUMBIA COLLEGE

COLUMBIA COLLEGE. Columbia College, at Van Alstyne in Grayson County, operated for just under a decade. As North Texas began to grow in the late nineteenth century a number of communities supported college-level institutions. Residents of Van Alstyne joined in 1889 to establish Columbia College. The school building had eight large rooms, among them a chapel with a stage. By 1894 the enrollment was 578. In the late 1890s a fire destroyed the school. Attempts to refinance failed, and the school never reopened.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Mattie D. Lucas and Mita H. Hall, A History of Grayson County (Sherman, Texas, 1936).

David Minor

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David Minor, "COLUMBIA COLLEGE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbc39), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.