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MOUNT ENTERPRISE MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE. 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).

Megan Biesele

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Megan Biesele, "MOUNT ENTERPRISE MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.