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New Madrid in New Madrid County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Higgerson School

 
 
Higgerson School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Higgerson School Marker
Inscription. Established in 1930 near Higgerson Landing on land purchased from John E. "Eddie" Higgerson. Floated from its piers in 1937. Destroyed by fire in 1940 and replaced with this building. The school closed in 1967. Moved to this site June 10, 1997. Dedicated as an historic site June 13, 1998.
 
Location. 36° 35.12′ N, 89° 31.643′ W. Marker is in New Madrid, Missouri, in New Madrid County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mott Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located at Higgerson School Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: New Madrid MO 63869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bissell's Submergible Saw (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bankhead (about 600 feet away); New Madrid (about 700 feet away); New Madrid & Island No. Ten (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of New Madrid (approx. 1.5 miles away); Capture of Island No. 10 (approx. 10.2 miles away in Tennessee); Confederate Forts & Batteries (approx. 10.2 miles away in Tennessee); Confederate Burials (approx. 10.8 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in New Madrid.
 
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Higgerson School Marker on a Porch Support image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Higgerson School Marker on a Porch Support
another marker that is related to this marker. The Higgerson Family migrated from Virginia after the Civil War. Their house was on the Wilderness Battlefield.
 
Categories. Education
 
Higgerson School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. Higgerson School
Historic Site Benefactors List image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
4. Historic Site Benefactors List
In Memory of Virginia Elizabeth James image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
5. In Memory of Virginia Elizabeth James
Fence Stile image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
6. Fence Stile
For many years livestock roamed the open range around the Higgerson Landing Community. The Higgerson School and its one acre yard were fenced to protect the yard from the livestock. Instead of a gate, the children entered and exited the yard by crossing the fence on a stile, similar to the one constructed here. The daily use of the stile instead of a gate precluded the possibility that a gate was ever left open by one of the children.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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