Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
William Carey College
E. 1 mi. Founded 1906 as S. Miss. College. Operated by Bapt. as Miss. Woman's College 1911-40. Coeducational 1953. Name changed to honor William Carey, 18th century English missionary.
Erected 1969 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 31° 17.933′ N, 89° 18.483′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is on Memorial Drive (U.S. 49) near Helveston Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Olive Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Bonhomie (approx. 0.9 miles away); John L. Sullivan (approx. one mile away); "The Civil Rights Church" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hattiesburg (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans of All Wars Monument (approx. 2 miles away); William Harris Hardy (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Federal Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named William Harris Hardy (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forrest County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
Also see . . .
1. William Carey University. Official website of William Carey University. (Submitted on January 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. William Carey University. William Carey University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the United States, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Mississippi Baptist Convention. (Submitted on January 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. William Carey. William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Baptist missionary and a Reformed Baptist minister, known as the "father of modern missions." (Submitted on January 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.