A Brief History

The historic Old University Building is a recognizable landmark along Mound Street.
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has a rich and storied history with deep roots in Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches — the oldest town in Texas — is named for the Caddo family of Indians who once occupied the area. It has a historical background, dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22.

When it was established in 1836, education was a major issue facing the Republic of Texas. The citizens of Nacogdoches petitioned the new government for a charter to create Nacogdoches University and it was granted in 1845. Built in 1858, the Old University Building is the only remaining building of the Nacogdoches University.

Area history like this has been celebrated and protected throughout the years, resulting in the preservation of many precious homes and landmarks.

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