A Christian University
Mississippi College, in Clinton, MS, was established as Hampstead Academy in 1826. The name was changed to Mississippi College in 1830. MC became the oldest university in Mississippi and the second oldest Baptist university in the United States. In 1831 it became the first co-educational university in the United States to grant degrees to women. Mississippi College came under the control of the Mississippi Baptist Convention in 1850 and the University has remained affiliated with the Convention since that time
In 1942, Mississippi College acquired Hillman College, formerly known as Central Female Institute, In 1980, the Mississippi Baptist Convention accepted the recommendation of the Baptist Education Commission to merge Clarke College from Newton, MS with Mississippi College. Clarke College enrolled its last class in 1990.
The University's vision statement, " Mississippi College seeks to be a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ," continues the University's founding mission and purpose of providing academic excellence in a Christian environment. Countless alumni of the university have made their mark in Baptist life. Among the vast number of committed and dedicated Christian servants are six Southern Baptist Convention presidents; three presidents of the SBC Sunday School Board:
Erected by Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 39.407′ N, 91° 8.147′ W. Marker is in Fayette, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 61 one mile south of Stampley Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayette MS 39069, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ebenezer Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); Blue Mountain College (a few steps from this marker); Woodville Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); William Carey University (a few steps from this marker); The Baptist Children's Village (a few steps from this marker); Richard Curtis, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi- Fertile Ground for Leadership Development (a few steps from this marker); Conference Ministries (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayette.
More about this marker. Located in the Mississippi Baptist Beginnings roadside display
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