This Week in Texas Methodist History


Methodist College Starts in Alvin, January 17, 1900.


On January 17, 1900 trustees appointed by the Austin and Gulf Coast Conferences of the MEC  met in Alvin and accepted an offer from town leaders of land, buildings, and other inducements to assume ownership of a new college in that small city in northeastern Brazoria County. 


How did it happen that there were enough northern Methodists in Alvin in 1900 to justify owning a college?...

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