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Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Francis Mission School

 
 
St. Francis Mission School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. St. Francis Mission School Marker
Inscription.  Established by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Milwaukee and Father Peter DeBoer, SVD, to minister to the African American children of Yazoo City, the school opened in September 1940 with 80 children enrolled. The high school held its first and last graduation in 1947 and 1969 respectively and closed in 1970.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1940.
 
Location. 32° 50.773′ N, 90° 24.312′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Powell Street and Barksdale Street, on the right when traveling west on East Powell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 East Powell Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Redoubt McKee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Yazoo County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (approx. half a mile away); Willie Morris (approx. half a mile away); Bank of Yazoo City (approx. half a mile away); Yazoo County Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yazoo City.
 
Former St. Francis Mission School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Former St. Francis Mission School
Marker area looking west. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Marker area looking west.
St. Francis Mission School Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. St. Francis Mission School Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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