Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1979 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 34° 46.598′ N, 89° 26.907′ W. Marker is in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall County. Marker is on North Memphis Street (Mississippi Route 7) 0.2 miles north of Rust Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Memphis Street, Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rust College (approx. 0.2 miles away); COFO & Rust College Civil Rights Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ida B. Wells W.T. Sims High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosenwald School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hill Country Blues (approx. 0.6 miles away); Osborne Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ida B. Wells-Barnett (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Springs.
Regarding Rust College. One of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Rust College. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.