INDIAN CREEK ACADEMY
INDIAN CREEK ACADEMY. Indian Creek Academy was granted its charter by the state legislature on January 5, 1854, apparently to serve the citizens of northwest Jasper County near Bevilport, on Indian Creek. The charter specified that the institution was not to be controlled by any single religious denomination. Its trustees included Louis P. Seale, Avery Breed, M. F. Hart, Davis S. Henderson, Jabez Esbell, L. B. Yates, and Randolph C. Doom, all residents of Jasper County during the 1850s. Classes were to be held at the Indian Creek Church. The Indian Creek Academy, however, was never opened, because of the success of another school in the area, the Jasper Collegiate Institute. A less ambitious grade school subsequently set up in the church was taught by Elisha Seale.
Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., Laws of Texas, 1822–1897 (10 vols., Austin: Gammel, 1898). William Seale, Texas Riverman: The Life and Times of Captain Andrew Farney Smyth (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Robert Wooster, "INDIAN CREEK ACADEMY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbi04), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.