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HUNTSVILLE MALE INSTITUTE. Huntsville Male Institute was chartered on March 16, 1848, when the board of trustees of Huntsville Male and Female Institute separated the male and female departments. Samuel McKinley, superintendent, planned to develop the school into a seminary patterned after northern colleges. It operated until 1850, when it was absorbed into Austin College.


William Franklin Ledlow, History of Protestant Education in Texas (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1926).


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

"HUNTSVILLE MALE INSTITUTE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.