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Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

W.H. "Corn Club" Smith

 
 
W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, December 2, 2011
1. W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker
Inscription.  Eminent educator & agriculturist. Pres. of Miss. State U. & first Pres. of USM. Served as State Rural School Supervisor & State Supt. of Ed. Founded first Boys Corn Club in 1907, forerunner of 4-H & FFA Clubs.
 
Erected 1974 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 1907.
 
Location. 33° 27.226′ N, 88° 49.419′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is on State Highway 12, 0.2 miles east of Willow Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Mississippi 12, Starkville MS 39759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grierson's Raid (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisville Street Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greensboro Street Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring (approx. 0.7
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miles away); Overstreet School District (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); "Cool Papa" Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Significant Events in African-American History in Oktibbeha County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
 
W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker looking east on Mississippi 12 W. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker looking east on Mississippi 12 W.
W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
3. W.H. "Corn Club" Smith Marker looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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