Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Marksville "Colored" School Site
C.P. Couvillion donated this site in 1905 for the construction of a school for "Negroes" in the Marksville area. Its first eighth grade class began in 1933. First graduation was in 1940. Classes were held upstairs in the Masonic Hall on this site.
Erected by City of Marksville.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
Location. 31° 7.467′ N, 92° 3.689′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Legion Drive and Denux Street, on the left on Legion Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregational First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holy Ghost Catholic School (about 500 feet away); a different marker Holy Ghost Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Auguste Voinche Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank Hotel Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marksville Masonic Lodge Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2019.