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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gulf Coast Military Academy

 
 
Gulf Coast Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 5, 2013
1. Gulf Coast Military Academy Marker
Inscription.  This preparatory school for boys was founded in 1912. The senior division campus, closed in 1951, is now the site of the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Gulfport, formerly known as the United States Naval Home. The junior division campus, closed in 1976, was one quarter mile to the east. "Send us the boy and we will return the man."
 
Erected 2010 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 1912.
 
Location. 30° 23.098′ N, 89° 0.994′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Drive and Anniston Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Beach Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Beach Drive, Gulfport MS 39507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi City Colored School (approx. one mile away); Riley Chapel UMC (approx. 1.1 miles away); Handsboro Presbyterian Church
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Handsboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gulf Coast College (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mississippi City Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Memorialization of Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Also see . . .  Gulf Coast Military Academy. Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Previous location of academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 5, 2013
2. Previous location of academy
Gulf Coast Military Academy (Postcard) image. Click for full size.
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3. Gulf Coast Military Academy (Postcard)
Current use of academy site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 5, 2013
4. Current use of academy site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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