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TCU History
  • Brothers Addison and Randolph Clark founded TCU in 1873 in Thorp Spring, Texas, as AddRan Male and Female College.
  • The school moved to Waco in 1895.
  • The name was changed to AddRan Christian University in 1889 and Texas Christian University in 1902.
  • TCU relocated to downtown Fort Worth in 1910 when the Waco facility burned, and opened three new buildings on the present campus in 1911.