Lorman in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Alcorn Agricultural And Mechanical College
Established May 13, 1871, as Alcorn Univ. of Miss on site of Oakland College. Hiram Revels, first president. Reorganized 1878 as Alcorn A. & M. Oldest land-grant college for Negroes in the United States.
Erected 1970 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • 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 date for this entry is May 13, 1871.
Location. 31° 52.564′ N, 91° 8.384′ W. Marker is in Lorman, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on ASU Drive west of Alcorn Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorman MS 39096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland College (a few steps from this marker); The Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Oakland Memorial Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Alcorn State University (1871) The Original Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Belles Lettres Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Port Gibson to Rodney Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Canemount Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorman.
More about this marker. Located next to the Oakland Memorial Chapel.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2018. 3. submitted on January 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.