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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Belhaven University

 
 
Belhaven University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
1. Belhaven University Marker
Inscription.  Belhaven College for Young Ladies was founded in 1883 at the estate of Senator Jones S. Hamilton and named for his Scottish home, “Bel Haven," translated "Beautiful Home." Fire destroyed the College in 1894 and again in 1910 before it was donated to the Presbyterian Church and relocated to this undeveloped acreage just north of Jackson's city limit where the Belhaven neighborhood has since developed around the campus. After a century of higher education, the school was renamed Belhaven University in 2010.
 
Erected 2018 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersEducation. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 19.047′ N, 90° 10.253′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Pinehurst Street and Peachtree Street, on the right when traveling west on Pinehurst Street. Touch for map.
View of nearby Belhaven University Preston Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
2. View of nearby Belhaven University Preston Hall.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Peachtree Street, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eudora Welty (within shouting distance of this marker); Eudora Welty House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eudora Welty House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shady Nook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charge of the 2nd Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jackson Volcano (approx. ¼ mile away); Kennington's Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belhaven Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  History of Belhaven University. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Belhaven University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
3. Belhaven University Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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