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Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Francis Mission School

 
 
St. Francis Mission School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. St. Francis Mission School Marker
Inscription. Established by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Milwaukee and Father Peter DeBoer, SVD, to minister to the African American children of Yazoo City, the school opened in September 1940 with 80 children enrolled. The high school held its first and last graduation in 1947 and 1969 respectively and closed in 1970.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.773′ N, 90° 24.312′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Powell Street and Barksdale Street, on the right when traveling west on East Powell Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 East Powell Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Redoubt McKee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (approx. half a mile away); Bank of Yazoo City
Former St. Francis Mission School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Former St. Francis Mission School
(approx. half a mile away); Yazoo County Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Yazoo Expedition (approx. half a mile away); The Oakes House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yazoo City.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Marker area looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Marker area looking west.
St. Francis Mission School Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. St. Francis Mission School Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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