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Bastrop in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morehouse Parish Training School

 
 
Morehouse Parish Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Morehouse Parish Training School Marker
Inscription.  Site of first school built for Morehouse Parish blacks. Built 1916 through efforts of parish school board and several Bastrop blacks. Subsequent buildings housed Morehouse High School until 1969.
 
Erected 1984 by Alumni, Faculty, Students and Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 32° 46.502′ N, 91° 55.464′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Louisiana, in Morehouse Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West Madison Avenue and West Hickory Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Madison Avenue. Located close to the front entrance steps. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 West Madison Avenue, Bastrop LA 71220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mable John (approx. 0.6 miles away); Point Pleasant (approx. 1˝ miles away); Luther E. Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Ben and the Boys" (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
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 History and pictures of the former Morehouse Parish Training School. (Submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker at what is now the Morehouse Junior High School. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Marker at what is now the Morehouse Junior High School.
View of marker looking east on Madison Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View of marker looking east on Madison Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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