Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
In 1920-21, the Sandy Bottom School (the original name for Kings School) was built with funding assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to building schools for African American students in the rural South. Kings School was built on this site in 1951. Students attending the consolidated Kings School, beginning in 1952, came from the Lake, Kings Point, Ballground, Blakely, Waltersville, National Cemetery, Brunswick, and Katzenmeyer schools. Kings School closed in 1985.
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
Location. 32° 23.522′ N, 90° 51.393′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on North Washington Street (Business Highway 61) near R L Chase Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 R L Chase Circle, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 U.S. 4th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery; (approx. 0.7 miles away); U S Missouri 29th Infantry (approx. 0.9 miles away); U S Missouri 27th Infantry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chickasaw Bayou Battle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waltersville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vicksburg Navy Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Navy to the Rescue (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.