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Richland in Holmes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

O.E.S. Birthplace

 
 
O.E.S. Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. O.E.S. Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1849, Robert Morris, Mason, schoolmaster, began movement that resulted in creation of the Order of the Eastern Star. Schoolhouse has also housed Masons and Co. C 15th Miss. Inf. C.S.A.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 58.282′ N, 89° 59.187′ W. Marker is in Richland, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 17 0.2 miles south of Mississippi Route 14, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6797 MS-17, Goodman MS 39079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elmore James (approx. 4.1 miles away); Franklin Church (approx. 4 miles away); PFC Milton Lee Olive III (approx. 9.1 miles away); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 9.9 miles away); Holmes County Blues Lexington
O.E.S. Birthplace Marker and the Little Red Schoolhouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. O.E.S. Birthplace Marker and the Little Red Schoolhouse.
(approx. 10.4 miles away); Lexington (approx. 10 miles away); Bishop Charles H. Mason (approx. 10 miles away); Castalian Springs (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Regarding O.E.S. Birthplace. The Little Red Schoolhouse is also known as the Eureka Masonic College, (originally the Richland Literary Institute).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Little Red Schoolhouse (aka Eureka Masonic College). (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
O.E.S. Birthplace Marker looking north on MS-17. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. O.E.S. Birthplace Marker looking north on MS-17.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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