Lorman in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
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In 1840, Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain, founder and president of Oakland College, reported on progress to Governor McNutt as follows:
"We have 250 acres of land... and subscriptions to above $100,000, near one-half of which is due in the form of a permanent fund. Out buildings are a president's house, a professor's house, a steward's house and fifteen cottages for lodging students, calculated to contain from six to eight students each. The first story of a main building, 100 by 65 feet, is now raised, and the house shall be finished three stories high as soon as funds will warrant it."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 31° 52.559′ N, 91° 8.401′ W. Marker is in Lorman, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on ASU Drive north of Alcorn Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. Alcorn State University (1871) (here, next to this Oakland Memorial Chapel (here, next to this marker); The Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Oakland College (a few steps from this marker); Alcorn Agricultural And Mechanical College (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 in front of the Oakland Memorial Chapel, on the Alcorn State University campus.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2018.