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Near Brandon in Rankin County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Centenary College

— (1841-45) —

 
 
Centenary College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Centenary College Marker
Inscription.  Original site 2 mi. NW. Methodist College, opened Nov. 1, 1841, with the Rev. T.C. Thornton as president, followed by the Hon. D.O. Shattuck. Removed to Jackson, La. as Centenary College of La., 1845.
 
Erected 1966 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1841.
 
Location. 32° 18.31′ N, 89° 51.685′ W. Marker is near Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Gulde Shiloh Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 80. Across street from the Gulde Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandon MS 39042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rubin Lacy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Campground (approx. 5 miles away); Rankin County Courthouses (approx. 7.6 miles away); Rankin County War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Town Square
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(approx. 7.6 miles away); Rankin County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Brandon Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Seminary Square (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
 
View from marker east towards the Gulde Cemetery and U.S. Highway 80. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. View from marker east towards the Gulde Cemetery and U.S. Highway 80.
Looking west on U.S. Highway 80. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. Looking west on U.S. Highway 80.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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