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Near Blue Mountain in Tippah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Antioch Colored School

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Antioch Colored School Marker
Inscription.  First organized in the 1930s in a small one~room frame building that was replaced with this four~room schoolhouse in 1948. The Antioch Colored School served the African American children of the Orizaba community and consolidated the Ball Nob, Adkins Chapel, Beulah Hill, Palestine, and Union Prospect schools. Designated a Mississippi Landmark in 2013, the Antioch Colored School is a rare surviving example of a rural standardized~plan schoolhouse built under the Equalization Plan of 1946. It closed in the 1950s.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 34° 38.668′ N, 88° 58.437′ W. Marker is near Blue Mountain, Mississippi, in Tippah County. Marker is on County Highway 700 0.4 miles north of County Highway 725, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3651 County Road 700, Blue Mountain MS 38610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First in Tippah County (here, next to this marker); Carpenters for Christmas
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Antioch Colored School Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Antioch (about 300 feet away); Academy Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Jessie Mauney (approx. 3˝ miles away); Blue Mountain College (approx. 3.6 miles away); Southern Literary Festival (approx. 3.6 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Mountain.
 
Antioch Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. Antioch Colored School Marker
Antioch Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
4. Antioch Colored School Marker
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
5. Antioch Colored School
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
6. Antioch Colored School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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