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Brandon in Rankin County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Seminary Square

 
 
Seminary Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, September 30, 2011
1. Seminary Square Marker
Inscription.  When Brandon was organized in 1828, part of the town, known as "Seminary Square," was set aside for educational purposes. The first school established here was in 1829. The Brandon Male and Female Academy, later named Brandon Female College, was on this site until 1923, when it was replaced by Brandon High School.
 
Erected 2008 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 1828.
 
Location. 32° 16.184′ N, 89° 59.362′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Houston Street, on the right when traveling south on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 South College Street, Brandon MS 39042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rankin County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Town Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rankin County Courthouses
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Rankin County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Brandon Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drakes United Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Centenary College (approx. 7.9 miles away); Pearl Methodist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
 
View of Seminary Square marker at Brandon Middle School. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 24, 2018
2. View of Seminary Square marker at Brandon Middle School.
Seminary Square marker at Brandon Middle School. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 24, 2018
3. Seminary Square marker at Brandon Middle School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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