Baylor University, Texas

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A private Baptist university located in Waco, Texas. The university, named after one of its founders, Judge R. E. B. Baylor, was chartered by the Texas Baptist Education Society in 1845, making it the oldest academic institution in Texas and generally one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River.

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"Old Main and Burelson buildings, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, May 1, 2006" by Aboxorocks is licensed under Public Domain.

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